Our Favourite Homemade Bread Recipes
Over the past decade, bread, wheat and gluten have gotten some seriously bad PR. Here at Crush, we’re all about second chances, so here’s a roundup of our favourite bread recipes…
OLIVE OIL & HERB CRUSTED LOAF WITH CHUNKY OLIVE & FETA DIP
There is nothing quite like the aroma and flavour of a freshly baked loaf of bread. This one is brushed with extra virgin olive oil and served with a rough chopped olive and feta dip.
TOMATO & CHORIZO PULL-APART BREAD
A delicious bread studded with tomatoes and chunks of chorizo. Grab a piece and dunk in your favourite olive oil. Great for a gathering with friends.
Beef Short Rib Pie with Mielie Bread Topping
A delicious take on short rib pie, made wholesome with a Mielie bread Topping. Peak comfort food!
Mielie & Mozzarella Bread
There’s nothing like freshly-baked mielie bread. Besides being incredibly delicious, the best part about this bread is that it’s a no-knead recipe. Imagine sweet whole kernel corn combined with grated mozzarella, all folded into one fluffy loaf and smothered with butter.
NO-KNEAD COFFEE, CRANBERRY AND WALNUT COUNTRY LOAF
From the moment you mix up this bread, you know you’re in for a treat. Rich coffee aromas and flavours complemented by earthy walnuts and sweet yet tart cranberries. It’s definitely a crowd favourite and the no-knead method will make you look like a bread baking rockstar.
ZOLA NENE’S ISINKWA SOMMBILA WITH CHAKALAKA
Zola Nene’s Isinkwa Sommbila, or steamed mielie bread, pays homage to her maternal gogo. Enjoy with homemade chakalaka or a dollop of butter and jam.
Homemade Bread with Avocado Oil
Bread is great for infusing flavours with, you could add literally any ingredient and it will still be delicious… caramelised onion, cheese, fresh herbs, spices or seeds – have your pick!
Easy Mealie bread with Avocado Oil
There’s so many ways to enjoy mielie bread, we love this version for its simplicity. The addition of avocado oil makes makes it moist and flavourful.
Blueberry & Apple Streusel Loaf
Streusel is a crumbly topping made from flour, butter and sugar – it gives great texture and an added yummy buttery flavour. Try this recipe for a light, Blueberry & Apple Loaf that is topped with a crumbly streusel for extra yum factor!
Breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea time… there’s never a bad time to have banana bread.
Health Seed Bread
This homemade seed loaf is a great healthy alternative for lunch boxes.
Nut, Apricot & Mixed Seed Loaf
Serve straight from the oven with butter and cheese – bread heaven!
Gluten-free Mixed Seed Bread
Who said gluten-free bread had to be like chewing cardboard? This recipe is a great substitute if you are gluten intolerant.
Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Ale Beer Bread
Cooked in cast iron and finished with melted butter – it’s difficult not to eat the whole thing on your own. Works equally well mopping up savoury dishes or topped with jam.
There’s more to French bread than baguettes. Try this traditional Campagne bread, which has a similar taste to sourdough.
Simple but delicious, made just the way Ouma did.
Artisanal Wheat Bread
Artisanal baking is the process of natural leavening and slow fermentation, abiding by the traditional manner in which bread was originally made. Try your hand at this Artisanal Wheat Bread for the real-deal experience.
Saggy Stone Bread
This recipe is a brewery favourite that has kindly been shared with us – a real gem!
Five Fabulous Focaccias
Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside – these focaccias are packed with rich Mediterranean flavours.
Chocolate & Hazelnut Braided Bread
Nuts and Nutella beautifully tied together, what’s not to love?
Ciabatta is an Italian white bread. Its name is derived from the word ‘slipper’ as its shape reminded the creator of his wife’s shoe.
This classic French loaf is perfect for your picnic basket.
Kitka Bread (Challah)
A traditional Jewish bread that is usually braided and is enriched with egg and butter.
Roasted Potato Bread
The addition of roasted potato gives this bread amazing texture and flavour.
Cape Seed Loaf
There’s nothing quite like a seed loaf, fresh out of the oven with lashings of butter.
This pretty wheat shaped bread is cut in a way that allows for lots of surface area which gives it a great crust.
Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread with Bovril Drizzle
If you’re a fan of Bovril and cheese toast, then you’ve met the bread of your dreams. A cheesy, savoury pull-apart bread that will be an instant hit!
Bacon, Cheese and Chive Cornbread
Bacon and corn have always been good mates, and this bacon cornbread is set to become your new best friend.
Tomato, Olive and Basil Pesto Focaccia
Good bread takes time but one bite of this focaccia makes it all worth it. We guarantee this will be flattened in minutes.
This brioche just requires a little time and patience. No trickery involved.
Rosemary and Roasted Garlic Bread
A rustic bread that is easy to prepare and requires no kneading.
Easy Roman Cheese Bread
Serve this Easy Roman Cheese Bread with a salad or load it with some roasted vegetables or ham as a tasty sandwich.
Portuguese Easter Bread
A family favourite that everyone will enjoy.
Mini Olive Oil, Cumin and Sesame Bread Rolls
These bread rolls take some time to make but are worth the effort; each bite is delicious!
Traditional Easter Gubana
A brioche filled with dried fruit and nuts – yum! Gubana is a traditional Italian Easter bread, and while the Italians love to eat Gubana, one bite and you will too.
Hornazo–Spanish Easter Bread
This bread is filled with egg, bacon and chorizo, the perfect combination of savoury and salty. A bread that is mainly eaten during Easter but it doesn’t have to just be if you ask us.
Flatbreads are a mezze staple. Cook these flatbreads for varying times to give different textures – roll out slightly thick to produce soft bread perfect for mopping up sauce, roll out others thinly and cook for slightly longer to make crispy bread ideal for scooping.
Simple Naan Bread
This simple recipe is a perfect accompaniment to a hearty curry.
Learn about the different types of bread from around the world.
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