Discover a world of bread baking in your own kitchen and fill your home with the wonderful aromas of fresh-baked loaves with these recipes from around the globe. This collection includes everything from crusty French baguettes and airy Tuscan focaccia to classic Indian naan and cheesy Brazilian Pao de Queijo. Just take a look!
01. Irish Soda Bread
If you think you can’t bake bread, this is a fantastic recipe to start with. With no yeast or long rising, Irish soda bread (so-called for its use of baking soda as a leavening agent) is quick, easy, and has wonderful moisture and richness from the buttermilk. You only need five ingredients to produce a gorgeous loaf you can enjoy with Irish stew.
02. Danish Kringle
From Denmark, this sweet bread recipe is perfect for breakfast and brunch. Danish kringle is a favorite for the holidays and offers a cinnamon roll experience in a more festive form. The yeast dough is shaped into a ring and filled with butter, cinnamon, pecans, and sugar. Topped with icing, it’s a wonderful treat you’ll want to make throughout the year.
03. Classic Crusty French Bread
Crunchy on the outside and soft and airy on the inside, classic French bread is one of the true pleasures of life. This easy recipe requires only a single rise and no bread machine, producing two perfect baguettes you can slice and smear with butter or dip into meaty braises and stews.
04. Naan (Leavened Indian Flatbread)
Naan is the soft, fluffy flatbread served with nearly every meal in India. You don’t need a traditional tandoor to make it at home with this recipe—just your oven, and a foil-lined sheet pan. The secret to its buttery flavor is ghee (clarified butter), which is used in countless Indian dishes.
05. Moroccan White Bread (Khobz)
Moroccan white bread has a round, flattish shape similar to pita. It traditionally used for scooping up tagines but makes excellent sandwich bread, too. To achieve its unique, slightly coarse texture, use bread flour or another high-gluten flour blend.
06. Tuscan Focaccia
Focaccia is a soft, olive-oil soaked flatbread with a wonderfully crispy crust and airy light crumb. Try it for a tasty alternative to garlic bread whenever you eat Italian. This bread is best enjoyed the day it is made, but you can slice up leftovers for use in Panzanella salad.
07. Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo)
Brazilian cheese bread rolls with soft, chewy centers are a savory delight that requires no yeast or rising time. Make them with tapioca flour (find it at Latin markets or online), along with farmer’s cheese and just a few other simple ingredients. For extra-cheesy rolls, top them with grated cheddar before baking.
Trying to make a new bread from around the world is very challenging. But in this situation, travel to another country will be difficult to do. So, if you miss a certain country that you want to visit, you may try to make a special bread from the country itself. Let’s bake some!