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Best Baking Blogs: 5 Bread Blogs That Will Leave You Inspired

Updated on March 15, 2014

There is nothing like freshly baked bread straight out of the oven to satisfy a carb craving. With the help of some talented baking bloggers and the wonderful World Wide Web, you can now access hundreds of flavorful bread recipes from the comfort of home. The blogs in this list contain recipes that will please both the experienced bread baker and the first timer. With step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, these bloggers cover the basic bread recipes we all know and love, plus many more artistic, delicious options. Get ready to be inspired because these blogs will make you want to roll up your sleeves and bake.

1. Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

As the name of this blog suggests, here you can learn how to bake artisan bread in only five minutes a day. Authors of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. and Zoe Francois, reveal that the secret is in refrigerating a large batch of homemade dough, and baking up a piece whenever you desire.

These two are the perfect bread teaching team - Zoe, a talented pastry chef and baker trained at the Culinary Institute of America, and Jeff, an amateur baker and serious bread lover who understands the need for fast, easy recipes.

From Herb Crock-Pot Dinner Rolls to Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizzette, this blog is loaded with yummy recipes. They can be a bit difficult to find since they are not all listed in one location, but you can use the search function to look for something specific or simply type in "recipes" to browse through posts.

Jeff and Zoe also have quite a few gluten-free bread recipes for those who have been looking.


2. Baked by Rachel

The lovely Rachel is the creator behind Baked by Rachel, and while this blog covers all types of baking, Rachel's bread recipes are worthy of note. From sweet and dessert-like to spectacularly savoury, these recipes will meet your every craving.

A young mother of three, Rachel understands the need for easy-to-make, family pleasing recipes. You won't be intimidated by the bread on this blog, which is good because after seeing the pictures you will want to try every recipe on it.

Parmesan and Onion Dinner Rolls, Apple Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread, and Beer Pretzel Bowls are a few of the mouthwatering reasons you need to give this blog a visit. And while you are there, check out Rachel's many other recipes too. You won't be disappointed.


3. The Italian Dish

Elaine McCardel is the beautiful woman behind The Italian Dish. Her specialty is, obviously, Italian food. And Italian's know how to make phenomenal bread.

Elaine's mother was from Italy and Elaine has certainly been blessed with the Italian gift for making good food. Photography is another of Elaine's many skills, so the photographs on this blog are lovely.

From Artisan No Knead Bread to Lemon Blueberry Bread with Blueberry Cream to Parmesan Rosemary Flatbread, you'll be inspired by what you find on The Italian Dish. Check out some of Elaine's pasta recipes while you are there to serve alongside your freshly baked bread.


4. Pastry Affair

You will not believe that Kristin Rosenau of Pastry Affair is only in her twenties when you see the skill and sophistication in her baking. Her recipe index covers all types of baking, and her bread section is pure gold.

Kristin is amazing with a camera, and having switched from successfully studying astroparticle physics to pursuing her love of butter and sugar, there is no end to this girl's talent.

Bread recipes at Pastry Affair include Caramelized Leek, Basil, and Black Pepper Biscuits, Pumpkin Espresso Bread, and Rosemary Focaccia. Give it a look. You will leave inspired.


5. The Knead for Bread

The Knead for Bread is run by a talented brother and sister team. This blog has an awesome section for learning techniques, ingredients, and more for bread baking newbies. Everything from "What kind of knife do you need to slice bread?" to "What went wrong with my bread?" is included.

Along with the authors' own recipes, The Knead for Bread also contains a "Bread Surfing" section featuring tasty bread recipes from all over the web. Readers can browse under topics like High Fiber Breads, Cheese Breads, Buns, and Gluten-Free Breads to find recipe inspiration.

The Knead for Bread's own recipes include Country Yam and Sesame Bread, Beer and Light Rye Bread, and much, much more. Check it out and enjoy.


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    • Faith A Mullen profile image

      Faith A Mullen 5 years ago

      Thanks for the comment and vote, FullOfLoveSites! It is amazing how creative you can get with bread with a little imagination.

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      FullOfLoveSites 5 years ago from United States

      Bread is one of the popular foodstuffs, and there are lots of kinds of breads, as well as their textures and preparations. So it's no wonder there are blogs devoted to them. Good stuff indeed. I also love looking at the pics. Voted up and interesting. :)

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      Faith A Mullen 5 years ago

      Thanks for the comment, ktrapp! Doesn't sound weird to me at all. I love just looking at the pics :)

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      Kristin Trapp 5 years ago from Illinois

      These are beautiful blogs. It may be sort of odd, but I often enjoy food blogs like these as much for the photography as a possible recipe or two. Thanks for sharing them. All the bread looks incredible.

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      Faith A Mullen 5 years ago

      Thanks for the comment, Claudia! Starting a bakery where the demand is yet unmet sounds like an awesome idea. I wish you the best of luck in your move and your baking adventures!

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      Claudia Tello 5 years ago from Mexico

      These bread blogs are really inspiring! I totally feel motivated after reading your hub. I live in Mexico City and I am finding the gigantic metropoli experience quite horrific these days. Traffic and distances are just too much to bear so I am planning to move to a little town in Southeast Mexico called San Cristobal de las Casas, maybe put a bakery there...... Nice bread in Mexico is not that easy to find as it is more of a tortilla and rice country, but it is definitely a good business as demand is unmet yet. This blogs could come in quite useful!