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Round Challah

Rosemary Fig Marsala Round Challah

Once you’ve mastered the basic loaf, it’s time to play around. We love the richness that the figs, vanilla bean, and Marsala add to...
Challah

Challah Dough

Challah dough is enriched with eggs, oil, and yeast, with a little sugar for a hint of sweetness. We use honey in our challah...

The Essential Pretzel Dough

From Oktoberfest to street fairs and football games, soft, doughy pretzels are everywhere this time of year. But you don’t need a street vendor...
Pretzels

Traditional Large Soft Pretzels

To get this classic shape, roll the dough into a log, form elephant ears, then twist the ends together and wrap them underneath the...

Pretzel Twists

Use these twists in place of breadsticks at the dinner table. Or just eat them dipped in spicy German mustard as a snack. Get the The...

Pretzel Knots

Shaping these knots is easier than tying your shoes—there’s no bow involved.Get the The Essential Pretzel Dough recipe! Read the whole article in Bake From Scratch...

Sourdough Ciabatta

This rustic Italian loaf was first made in 1982—yes, that recently—by Arnaldo Cavallari, a baker from outside Venice who was troubled by the popularity...

Sourdough Boule

For many, the French-style sourdough boule (a giant round of crusty sourdough goodness) is the queen of from-scratch breads. Much like with baguettes, the...

Sourdough Baguettes

These classic long loaves might seem intimidating. And they do take quite a bit of time (upwards of 10 hours). But they aren’t technically...

The Essential Sourdough Starter

The name is no mistake: Starter is the base for all sourdough bread. Creating a workable sourdough starter can take anywhere from 5 to...

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Black and Blue Crostata

Berry Bonanza: 10 Amazing Berry Bakes

With Spring's bounty of berries rolling out, we couldn't resist rounding up some of our favorite seasonal recipes that showcase the best of what nature has to...