Bread is one of the earliest foods recorded in history, and it's been sustaining humanity for thousands of years. From the elongated, crusty baguette to the flat, chewy naan, bread comes in many varieties, shapes, and sizes. More recently, bread's been vilified and blamed for many a pound and inch gained, but as with all things, it can be eaten in moderation. Nothing compares to the aroma of a fresh loaf of bread emerging from the hot oven, so get on the artisanal bread-making bandwagon and try your hand at one of these recipes.
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To Knead or Not to Knead
If you're pressed for time but still want to make bread, make a quick bread. Muffins, popovers, doughnuts, and biscuits are some examples. These typically don't require yeast and go straight from mixing to baking, thanks to the use of other leavening agents such as baking powder and baking soda.
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