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20 easy bread recipes

Think bread takes a stack of time and heap of effort? Think again. Whipping up a loaf of warm, fluffy bread - be it sourdough, wholemeal, a basic white loaf or even gluten-free - can take less than an hour, and the smell of baking bread wafting through the house will make you wonder why you don't do it more often. Not sure where to start? The rosemary and parmesan soda bread: a combination of dense, traditional Irish soda bread, fragrant herbs and sharp parmesan is a match made in heaven. Happy baking!

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    Sesame Turkish ring breads

    Recreate popular Turkish street treats with these delicious sesame ring breads from The Australian Women's Weekly 'Made from Scratch' cookbook - perfect with breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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    Basic white bread

    This basic white bread recipe is perfect for your next baking day - enjoy a fresh, warm slice any time of the day!

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    Walnut and tomato flat bread

    Who says bread can't be the star of the meal? This hearty flat bread is filled with herbs, nuts and tomatoes that give it extra flavour and make it perfect to share with friends.

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    Three-cheese bread

    Do you fancy a bit of baking this weekend? Something savoury, not sweet? The folks at Good Food can give you a trio of reasons to consider turning your hand to this three cheese bread.

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    Savoury Potato Bread

    Let the bewitching aroma of baking bread fill your kitchen with this easy and innovative potato loaf.

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    Soda bread

    Everybody loves soda bread warm from the oven in this house. You can leave off the chilli and salt in this recipes+ version and serve with butter and honey if you fancy a sweet treat.

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    Dried fig and walnut bread

    Fresh baked bread is one of life’s unbeatable soul foods. To make it even more exciting, add some sweet figs and crunchy walnuts. It makes a great breakfast, snack or even gift.

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    Sourdough rye bread

    This recipe first appeared in the September 1975 issue of The Australian Women's Weekly, in a decade when sourdough bread was not commonplace, showing The Weekly was well and truly ahead of its time. You will need to start the recipe 3 days ahead; however the end result is well worth the effort. And once you've got your sourdough starter it will keep in good condition for 2 weeks.

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    The best-ever gluten-free bread

    There is nothing better than the scent of home-baked bread wafting through the house. Try this delicious gluten-free version.

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    Free-form garlic bread

    This free-form garlic bread is the perfect accompaniment for your next dinner party. Fresh, fluffy and full of flavour, it's also gluten-free.

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