The Essential

Pretzels

Traditional Large Soft Pretzels

From street fairs to football games, soft, doughy pretzels are everywhere. But you don’t need a street vendor or concession stand to get your...

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. ...
Pretzel Knots

Pretzel Knots

Shaping these knots is easier than tying your shoes—there’s no bow involved. For more pretzel baking fun, try our Pretzel Twists or our Traditional Large Soft Pretzels. ...

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...

Basic Brioche Dough

At its heart, brioche is the gorgeous love child of a pastry chef and a bread baker. Think of it as part bread-part cake that...
Brioche à Tête

Brioche à Tête

The French name of this brioche à tête refers to the shape (tête means head). One of the most recognizable forms of brioche, it’s...

Mini Brioche à Tête

For individually-sized brioche loaves, opt for the Mini Brioche à Tête. They’re perfect for breakfast. We like to pluck the têtes off and scoop...