Baking fresh bread is one of the most rewarding experiences a cook can have. Check out our best bread recipes for quick bread, flavoured bread and savoury bread. Our ideas range from show-stopping garlic bread and tea-and-share recipes to quick rye bread and loaves for the family to enjoy.
For something a bit sweeter, bake our glazed apricot breakfast bread or one of our bagels recipes to enjoy with a cup of coffee in the morning.
olive cookery writer and ex-baker Adam Bush shares his bread-making expertise for sourdough. Learn how to create your own starter (no yeast needed), then how to craft the perfect sourdough loaf with our step-by-step guide, using just flour and water.
Quick bread recipes for homemade loaves
If you love making you own bread, this recipe is for you! The dark rye flour and sweet dates are a perfect pairing and this dark loaf goes brilliantly with cheese.
Use slow-roasted chilli tomatoes from a jar as a quick flavour explosion to top this easy sharing bread. Ideal for an easy entertaining dish for your next large gathering.
Our muesli loaf recipe makes a dense, nutty loaf a little like soda bread. Packed with oats, coconut, nuts and fruit, we think it’s great for breakfast. Make your own muesli with this recipe…
An easy bread recipe that takes less than an hour. Ideal for when you’re in a hurry, it uses just four ingredients. This soda bread is made with a mix of wholemeal and plain flour.
This multi-purpose quick bread works for breakfast, brunch, or just served up with a nice cup of tea. The carrots. walnuts and yogurt give it a really moist texture. Spread with cream cheese for extra indulgence.
Sharing bread recipes to feed a crowd
The combination of gorgonzola, pears and walnuts is usually found in a salad but works brilliantly on this molten cheesy bread. It’s great hot but equally good for lunchboxes the day after.
Garlic bread is always a crowd-pleaser. This is our recipe for the best-ever tear-and-share garlic bread which not only looks fantastic, but is packed with mozzarella and parmesan as well as the garlic butter. It’ll be your new favourite.
If you love garlic cheesy bread then you’ll love these super soft savoury swirl buns. Packed with gooey mozzarella, these buns are an ideal side for a dinner party with friends.
Looking for a garlic bread recipe? Try this cheesy garlic bread recipe with hot sauce with an indulgent side dish. This quick and easy veggie bread recipe is the perfect side to serve with your weekend comfort food.
Try our monkey bread ultimate pull apart bread – little dough balls stuffed with cheddar, mozzarella and jalapeños served with smoky tomato sauce for dipping. We have plenty of party food ideas here…
Our pizza swirl bread is a great dish to serve with your dinner. It’s fluffy, packed full of creamy mozzarella and seriously moreish, this bread is fun for all the family.
This cheese and garlic pull-apart bread is bread heaven. Don’t be scared of making bread, this recipe is really easy to make and is great for feeding a crowd as it pulls apart really easily. This is great served warm or cold.
Exotic bread recipes
This roti canai recipe is an easy bread recipe that is great to serve with curry. Our recipe is for the classic crisp layered bread. It’s easy to make, all you need is a well oiled surface.
Looking for a naan bread recipe? Check out this veggie naan from Neil Rankin’s latest restaurant, Temper City. Packed with plenty of flavour this naan bread is the ideal side to have with your weekend curry. Plus, it’s low in calories too.
Follow the hot new trend of rainbow and marbled bagels at home with this recipe for marbled Nutella bagels. Make a batch and freeze them for a treat.
Another fab Marmite recipe! Marmite bagels combine two of our favourite breakfast items in one great bake. Smother them in butter or more Marmite, if you can handle it.
There’s something really comforting about teacakes and this recipe for Earl grey teacakes takes them to the next level. Smother them in butter and add a little lemon curd to bring out the flavour (here’s our foolproof lemon curd recipe). You can shape the teacakes on a baking sheet, but using a traditional Yorkshire pudding tin gives the teacakes a classic flat-bottomed look.
Other bread recipes
Check out our simple but flavoursome focaccia with rosemary and olive oil. This incredibly moreish bread recipe is easy to make and the perfect side with any starter recipe.
A brioche roll can really take your burger or hotdog to the next level. This recipe for cheat’s bacon brioche subs is really easy to make and can be made into whatever shape you need. Try with our hotdog recipes…
We love cornbread, and with this recipe for mini herb, green olive & buttermilk cornbreads we’ve made it even better. They’re really easy to make, are ready in under an hour but look really impressive.
A really unusual bread recipe to try from Sixtyone in Marylebone. We’ve asked them to share their recipe with us here for a really indulgent marmite bread. Pair with our other marmite ideas for extra indulgence…
Try our best olive bread recipe, made with olive paste and 4:1 white and dark rye flour. Delicious on it’s own for a tea-time treat or served with soup.
Delicious fresh baked treat. Make a dough like a Danish pastry and dot with fresh apricots, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar before cooking. Best eaten warm. Looking for breakfast ideas? Check out our breakfast section here for muffins, on-the-go recipes, avocado on toast and more…
Pair your homemade bread with one of our warming soup recipes, here…