Blissful Bread Bakes

Elizabeth C., Contributing Writer

Bread baking is a trend that’s swept the nation during these months of quarantine. As you delve into new hobbies, don’t be afraid to try your hand at baking bread! These recipes are as beginning-friendly as they are delicious. With hundreds of types of bread with infinite permutations, there is sure to be at least one that you’ll delight in! Here are some recipes to get you started.


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This recipe is geared towards anglophiles and carb enthusiasts alike. For those who don’t watch The Great British Baking Show, Paul Hollywood is a mercurial judge with a career specializing in pastries and bread. His recipe produces a classic flaky English scone perfect for breakfast or tea. For a more English experience, top with clotted cream instead of butter. 

Note: As the English measure by weight instead of volume, you’ll need a kitchen scale for this recipe. 

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Peach Thyme Focaccia

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An undoubtedly American spin on this Italian classic, this Thyme Peach Focaccia Bread is a unique blend of sweet and savory. Feel free to substitute any herb of your choice for thyme! Pictured is a successful substitution of rosemary. 

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Dr. Lisa’s Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda bread

Typically a hallmark of St. Patrick’s Day, this bread is flavorful enough to warrant year-round baking. Irish Soda Bread comes from a unique class of quick breads that uses baking soda (NaHCO3) as opposed to the more traditional use of yeast to leaven. Fun fact, according to Dr. Lisa and historians alike, the first use of sodium bicarbonate as a raising agent is attributed to indigenous Americans. 

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