Unlike cookies or cakes, baking bread can be intimidating for a lot of home bakers. All the technicalities like kneading and gluten formation can be too much for foodies who simply want to bake and gorge on freshly baked bread!
These 3-ingredient bread recipes may just change your mind. These are very simple to make but offer great and super delicious results!
Scan this post, choose a recipe that interests you the most and try your hands at making your very own bread this National Baking Month!
3-Ingredient Crusty Bread Recipe (Cleverly Inspired)
This crusty bread recipe is as simple as it comes. This will require a little mixing, but never the laborious kneading you watch at baking TV shows. This is a great recipe to try if you like crusty breads perfect with creamy soups!
"I love that this bread has nothing but the basics….flour, salt, yeast and water. I did use bread flour because in my past experience it is just a much smoother flour."
- 3 C bread flour (you could probably use regular too)
- ¼ tsp. rapid rise yeast
- 1¼ t salt
- 1⅝ warm water
Vegan, Oil-Free, 4-Ingredient Sesame Naan (Elephantastic Vegan)
This recipe is perfect for those who are watching their weight. It's vegan and oil free - need we say more? If you're trying to shun meat and animal products, this naan will be great with a bowl of vegetable curry or root crop-based stew. By the way, the title says 4-ingredient naan, but the 4th ingredient is water so it almost doesn't really count. :)
"I’ve baked the Naan in my flat crepe-pan, which works great! I always preheat the pan as hot as possible. It’s much faster than baking it in the oven!"
- 1½ cups / 160g all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon / 3g salt
- ⅓ cup / 100g water
- black and white sesame seeds to sprinkle on top
3 Ingredient Vegan Artisan Bread (The Conscious Eater)
This is another great vegan bread recipe that would entice any bread lover. Doughy on the inside and toasted on the outside, this bread is perfect with stews or soups, or simply with butter or good quality cheese. It's a rustic bread you can bring on picnics, or you can serve on the table any time of the week to put a medieval flair on your regular dinners.
"This bread is so much more special than regular sandwich bread and yet still sooooo simple to prepare! The inside is soft and doughy and the outside is perfectly browned, cracked, and toasted."
- 3 cups flour (any variety that isn't gluten-free)
- 1½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon yeast
- 1½ cups water (more or less if necessary)
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