List of recipes from category Baking: 70 recipes

List of recipes from category Baking

Amuses-bouches (small appetisers)

Mixed seed grissini
Mixed seed grissini
Little crusty bread sticks of Italian origin, these are delicious for aperitifs, plain or with dips like tuna rillettes, guacamole or houmous.
235K4.2 2 hours 30 min. February 21th 2011

Breads

Classic French white bread
Classic French white bread
This is the recipe for classic, everyday French bread raised with yeast. French bakers call this "pain courant". It is quicker and easier to make than leavened bread or new leavened bread, so ideal for a beginner.
222K4.1 3 hours 50 min. June 6th 2017
French baguettes
French baguettes
This classic of French baking is rather different from the recipe for leavened bread, it's a question of making a good crust and light crumb along the whole length. To succeed, you should know that there are two secrets: water first of all (much more than for normal bread), and the working of the...
961K 335 5 hours 6 min. October 24th 2017
Leavened bread
Leavened bread
It might be harder to achieve good results than with traditional yeast bread, but what a flavour! It also keeps better. This recipe is designed for baking bread in a wood-fired oven but, of course, you can use the conventional oven in your kitchen.
1.1M 23.7 6 hours 26 min. May 23th 2017
Natural leaven
Natural leaven
Leaven is a natural raising agent, a fermented mixture of water, flour and the microscopic yeasts which are present in the air. It's a delicate living substance, sensitive to the external environment. The recipe is around 4000 years old and dates back to the Egypt of the Pharaohs, via a beautiful...
1.6M 284.2 7 days 15 min. April 3rd 2020
New leavened bread
New leavened bread
This new recipe for leavened bread is simple and delicious, but needs rather long resting times. If you'd like more more information about making your own bread, look at this dedicated page.
822K 34.3 7 hours December 30th 2019
Ocean bread
Ocean bread
The idea for this bread was inspired by an amusing coincidence: the proportion of salt needed for good bread is 35 g of salt per litre of water, which just happens to be the exact concentration of salt in the Atlantic Ocean. So it's possible to make bread using sea water to provide all the salt...
142K 64.7 5 hours 7 min. October 24th 2017
Sandwich bread
Sandwich bread
Soft and moist, almost like brioche, it can be made in a tin or mould or as a classic long French-style loaf.
295K3.9 3 hours 26 min. October 24th 2017
Surprise bread
Surprise bread
This recipe is for a large surprise bread so you can make six layers (48 small sandwiches if you divide each layer in 8), with three different flavours: smoked salmon/lime, smoked ham/butter, mayonnaise/chicken.
613K 84.5 6 hours 24 min. December 27th 2020
Tomato foccacia
Tomato foccacia
Foccacia is an open-textured Italian bread. The French sometimes refer to it as the Italian fougasse. This version is made with preserved tomatoes, green olives and parmesan.
59K4.3 4 hours 53 min. October 24th 2017

Cakes

Kugelhof for Nanou
Kugelhof for Nanou
This recipe is emblematic of Alsatian baking, but a more personal version (and a bit richer).
238K4.4 3 hours 15 min. August 2nd 2019
Panettone
Panettone
Panettone is a brioche-style Italian loaf, made with dried fruit (raisins and candied peel) and flavoured with left-over citrus fruit. The recipe is a bit complicated but, above all, it takes time, a great deal of time...
71K5 1 day 1 hour 19 min. April 15th 2020

Miscellanous

Fougasse with bacon and Comté
Fougasse with bacon and Comté
This is a richer version of the traditional Mediterranean recipe (originaly, it was a simple olive oil bread).
287K4.1 3 hours 9 min. October 24th 2017
Lumberjack turnovers
Lumberjack turnovers
These are small stuffed bread turnovers (similar to calzone), made with fougasse dough and filled with bacon, mushrooms, onions, cheese and tomato sauce. Lovely and golden-brown after baking, they are best eaten hot or while still warm.
90K5 3 hours 45 min. September 12th 2018
Preserved tomatoes
Preserved tomatoes
Softer than dried tomatoes, they can be used as a kind of chutney in pasta dishes for instance, or simply served to accompany an aperitif.
305K4.8 5 hours 6 min. February 21th 2011
Sausage in brioche
Sausage in brioche
In this recipe, sausage is cooked, the skin removed, and baked in a savoury brioche dough. Serve preferably with a good green salad and French dressing (vinaigrette).
383K5 1 hour 49 min. September 10th 2018

Pastries

Brioche dough
Brioche dough
It's a soft and rich dough, with butter and eggs which give a smooth and incredibly tasty brioche. This is the basic recipe for brioche dough, used for all other brioche-based recipes on the site.
452K 44.2 14 hours 27 min. September 16th 2020
Pizza dough
Pizza dough
Pizza dough is a lind of bread dough with olive oil, which make it softer. This is the same dough that I use for pizzas and flammenkuches, this is no doubt incorrect, but it's very good nevertheless. At home we used to make pizza dough quite thick, and flammenkuche as thin as possible.
465K4.6 1 hour 59 min. August 27th 2020
Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants)
Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants)
This yeast-based flaky dough (or croissant dough) is where puff pastry meets a yeast dough (such as brioche dough). This means that not only will we get flaky layers, but the dough will also swell and rise. The method is along the same lines as for a feuilletage: the basic dough is first kneaded,...
82K 2 3 hours 58 min. June 9th 2019

Sauces

Tomato sauce for pizzas
Tomato sauce for pizzas
This is the sauce to put on pizza bases before the toppings.
470K4.3 1 hour 15 min. October 19th 2010

Special breads

"Psychedelic" sandwich bread
"Psychedelic" sandwich bread
This amazing-looking loaf uses a basic sandwich bread recipe, but half the dough is coloured yellow with turmeric, the other half black with squid ink. The two colours are then rolled up together to give the spiral effect you can see in the photo. The outside is coated with sesame seeds. This...
26K 4 hours 13 min. February 6th 2019
Ali Baba bread
Ali Baba bread
This bread is so-called because its magical sesame flavour is non-negotiable! The triple dose comes from tahini (sesame paste), sesame oil added to the dough before kneading, and toasted sesame seeds both in the dough and on top of the loaves. The texture is soft, rather like ciabatta, but with a...
20K5 4 hours 23 min. December 10th 2017
Aperitif rolls
Aperitif rolls
These are small, bite-sized, soft bread rolls made with bacon bits and topped with grated cheese.
97K4 2 hours 31 min. October 24th 2017
Bacon rolls
Bacon rolls
These tasty little rolls are enriched with bacon bits and toasted sesame seeds. The slightly flaky texture comes from lard, folded in like for puff pastry. Served sliced, these make an ideal savoury snack to share with friends over a drink.
25K4.6 3 hours 38 min. October 24th 2017
Benoîton
Benoîton
This curious name (explained below) applies to a small bread fingers made with a blend of wheat and rye flour, enriched with raisins and almonds.
21K 4 hours 32 min. February 4th 2018
Ciabatta
Ciabatta
Ciabatta is a small, very soft Italian bread. The name means "slipper". It normally takes a long time to prepare as a special leaven called "biga" is used, but this simplified version is quicker and just as good.
260K3.8 3 hours 21 min. October 24th 2017
Comtois surprise bread
Comtois surprise bread
In this recipe, a simple burger bun is hollowed out to hide a filling of fried potatoes and bacon in a pool of hot cancoillotte cheese. It is usual to eat the filling first, then the bread, still piping hot, with the remaining cheese. Children really love this!
12K 38 min. May 10th 2020
Cornmeal baps for Anne
Cornmeal baps for Anne
These small round baps are made with a mix of wheat flour and fine cornmeal. The dominant corn gives a moist and very yellow crumb.
225K4.3 5 hours 53 min. October 24th 2017
Cretan Bread
Cretan Bread
This Cretan (or Cretan-style) bread has a soft dough, enriched with olive oil, preserved tomatoes, green olives and cooked onions.
50K4.3 4 hours 26 min. October 24th 2017
Dipping bread with cheese
Dipping bread with cheese
In France, "pain trempette" (dipping bread) is a loaf made to be broken easily into bite-sized morsels, perfect for serving with any dip. The dough is fairly soft and I have added shallots and fried bacon bits. The dip shown here is a hot box Mont d'Or, but there are plenty of other possibilities.
29K4.1 2 hours 50 min. October 24th 2017
Franche-Comté sticks
Franche-Comté sticks
Thin baguettes made with Morteau sausage and cancoillotte cheese. The cancoillotte is added in the form of crumbled metton curds (normally melted in milk to make the creamy cancoillotte). Sliced thinly, these sticks make an ideal aperitif snack for sharing with friends.
85K4 5 hours 27 min. October 24th 2017
Hamburger buns
Hamburger buns
This recipe shows you how to make hamburger buns that are almost brioche style without being sweet.
97K4 3 hours 59 min. April 11th 2020
Jura bread
Jura bread
This speciality bread is full of all the character of the Jura: dry white wine (made with Savagnin grapes, of course), diced Comté cheese and toasted walnuts. "Jurassic bread" was is first name... The loaves can be made long, as shown here, or as small rolls. This is ideal as an aperitif snack,...
28K4.4 6 hours 9 min. October 24th 2017
Loaf for "les filles'"
Loaf for "les filles'"
This loaf for "the girls" in three colours is made by putting together three doughs, each with a different flavour: tomato for the red, pesto with olives for the green and onion for the white. The three different doughs fuse as they rise together in the tin before cooking, to produce an unusual...
32K4.6 4 hours 6 min. December 30th 2019
Mustard baps
Mustard baps
These baps are perfect burger buns: soft, with a distinctive mustard flavour and the added crunchy texture of toasted mustard seeds. These will give your burgers a gentle hint of mustard, but without the normal "bite".
19K 2 4 hours 45 min. December 30th 2019
Naan
Naan
Naan is a type of Asian bread made from wheat flour. This kind comes from the Punjab region of India.
148K4 3 hours 42 min. September 25th 2011
Olive and pesto bread
Olive and pesto bread
This bread with olives and pesto has a very Italian flavour: a ciabatta dough, herbes de Provence and green olives. The loaf is baked in a tin, with a thin layer of pesto spread in the middle between two pieces of dough, and green olives (with stones removed) pressed into the top.
30K3.8 3 hours 57 min. October 24th 2017
Peanut rolls
Peanut rolls
Combining soft and crunchy textures, these flavour-packed peanut rolls are delicious just as they are, but they are also ideal for burgers.
55K4.6 4 hours October 24th 2017
Pitta bread
Pitta bread
This Lebanese speciality is made as a flat round pocket, which can be filled with all manner of things.
491K 14.5 2 hours 55 min. February 21th 2011
Poitevin twist
Poitevin twist
This short baguette, from the Poitou region of western France is soft-textured, made with walnuts, walnut oil and goat's cheese. As the name suggests, the bread is twisted, rather than slashed, just before it goes into the oven.
23K 3 hours 19 min. December 19th 2018
Roscoff loaf
Roscoff loaf
This speciality bread from Roscoff (a small town in Brittany, northwest France) is enriched with onions, red wine and smoked sausage. What really sets this bread apart is that instead of water, the dough is made with red wine in which the sliced onions are left to soak overnight. The onions are...
26K 13.7 5 hours 16 min. October 24th 2017
Saucipain
Saucipain
Saucipain (or sausage bread) is a kind of savoury baguette. The dough contains small dice of dry-cured sausage or salami and is mixed with red wine instead of water. Served sliced in rounds, it makes a typically French aperitif snack.
45K3.8 4 hours 26 min. October 24th 2017
Seeded loaf
Seeded loaf
This seeded bread is based on a French baguette dough, with a mix of dry-roasted seeds added (poppy, millet, linseed, sesame...). Delicious on its own, this bread makes excellent toast to go with foie gras, adding an amazing complementary crunch.
96K3.8 4 hours 27 min. October 24th 2017
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks
These crusty mini-baguetttes are generously dotted with diced Comté cheese, toasted walnuts and fried bacon bits. They are ideal for slicing and serving as an aperitif snack.
35K5 3 hours 51 min. October 24th 2017
Special Parmesan baguettes
Special Parmesan baguettes
This moist bread is generously flavoured with diced Parmesan, fried onions and mushrooms. In the form of mini-baguetttes (French sticks), it is easy to serve sliced and makes an ideal aperitif snack.
36K4 3 hours 43 min. October 24th 2017
Special small breads
Special small breads
When you are have mastered the basic leavened bread, you certainly ought to try special breads: with nuts, cheese, seeds, etc... Here is a series of recipes, based on traditional leavened bread.
342K4 6 hours 26 min. October 13th 2010
Spring Bread
Spring Bread
Spring bread is flavoured with little pieces of preserved tomatoes, Parmesan and chive flowers (hence the name, as the flowers only appear for a brief period in spring). Shaped into long loaves or thin sticks, slices of this bread make a delicious aperitif snack.
40K4.3 4 hours 2 min. October 24th 2017
Two-olive ciabatta
Two-olive ciabatta
Enjoy the real flavour and scent of the Mediterranean in this ciabatta made with two olives (green and black).
94K4.3 4 hours 12 min. October 24th 2017

Tarts

Baker's pizza
Baker's pizza
Baker's pizza is very quick to make using a basic bread dough. If you buy the dough ready-made (ask your local baker) and use a good tomato sauce from a jar, you can have it ready for the oven in under 10 minutes.
39K 38 min. March 31th 2019
Baker's tuna and mushroom tart
Baker's tuna and mushroom tart
A baker's tart, sometimes called a baker's pizza, is a tart with a base made of bread dough. This version, without tomatoes, combines tuna with mushrooms.
19K 1 hour 2 min. July 24th 2019

Viennoiseries (sweet breads, buns)

3-fruit brioche loaf
3-fruit brioche loaf
This long brioche is called a "lingot" (ingot) in French. It is filled with three layers of different fried fruits: apricots, raisins and cranberries. When sliced, the three layers are revealed - and it's every bit as delicious as it looks.
17K 2 hours 51 min. September 23th 2018
Agen prune cake
Agen prune cake
This cake from Agen, in southwestern France, is a type of brioche. Inspired by the famous "tarte au sucre" (sugar tart), it is like a thick "galette" with a moist texture, filled with prunes and marzipan with Armagnac.
16K 1 hour 51 min. September 16th 2018
Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche)
Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche)
For brioche feuilletée (or flaky brioche), the brioche dough is treated like puff pastry, with layers of butter incorporated by repeated turning and rolling. Coarse sugar crystals add a sweet crunchiness. Needless to say, this is very rich and quite irresistible.
94K 24.6 3 hours 49 min. November 10th 2013
Brioche royale
Brioche royale
Brioche royale is a very rich brioche, made with candied fruit, toasted hazelnuts and chocolate chips. Just before baking, it is topped with "macaronade": a macaroon-style mixture of ground almonds and sugar with egg white. This creates a crust when baked and gives the brioche its elegant finish.
23K2 16 hours 47 min. May 5th 2019
Chocolate rolls (petits pains)
Chocolate rolls (petits pains)
Here is a recipe for "real" chocolate petits pains, i.e. with a milk bread dough (not croissants dough) and with a stick of chocolate inside.
404K4.6 5 hours 27 min. December 8th 2010
Cramique
Cramique
Cramique is a kind of brioche from Belgium and northern France, made with raisins and pearl (or nib) sugar. It is traditionally served sliced with butter and jam.
34K 13 hours 55 min. September 12th 2018
Flaky brownie brioche
Flaky brownie brioche
This beautiful brioche contains the typical ingredients you'd expect in a brownie: chocolate, butter, brown sugar and pecan nuts. But these are not just thrown into the mixture; the brioche is layered with them to create a delicious culinary bridge between Europe's viennoiseries and the all-American...
27K4.3 16 hours 43 min. September 12th 2018
Flaky chocolate brioche
Flaky chocolate brioche
This is a rather special brioche: the dough is first layered with butter to make it flaky, then this is rolled around a chocolate filling. The recipe is quite long, but you will be astonished at the result. It is both light (in flaky layers) and rich (with its chocolate filling). As you can see...
54K4.5 16 hours 15 min. November 6th 2020
French croissants
French croissants
In this famous and highly technical recipe from a piece of yeast-based flaky dough we are going to cut and shape ("roll") croissants.
534K 24.3 2 hours 34 min. June 26th 2019
Galette de Fougerolles
Galette de Fougerolles
This Galette de Fougerolles is a flattish cake filled with a hazelnut buttercream and topped just before baking with a "craquelin" (sweet cracker) crust, studded with griottine cherries.
17K 3 hours 21 min. February 17th 2019
Milk rolls
Milk rolls
This sweet milk bread, made as baps or rolls, with its sugar topping is delicious for breakfast or with afternoon tea.
157K 13.8 5 hours 31 min. September 11th 2018
Mini apricot and pistachio brioches
Mini apricot and pistachio brioches
These mini brioches are made with dried apricots and have double pistachio flavour: in the dough itself, which is tinged green, and with dry-roasted pistachios added whole.
34K4.1 18 min. November 22th 2015
Mouna
Mouna
Mouna is a delicious citrus-flavoured brioche from the Oran region of Algeria. It origins are much disputed, but it was no doubt inspired by a brioche brought over by Spanish immigrants from the Valencia region: the "Mona de Pascua". However, it is also amusing to remember that the citizens of Oran...
27K1 18 hours 31 min. May 22th 2019
Nanterre brioche
Nanterre brioche
This is the classic, but delicious, brioche recipe that you can find in any good baker's. Her unique shape is made from small balls of dough put in a mould.
242K3.8 2 hours 26 min. September 10th 2018
Nantes Tourton
Nantes Tourton
The "tourton Nantais" is a sweet loaf from Nantes, somewhere between bread and brioche, but without egg and only a small amount of butter.
51K4.3 7 hours 34 min. September 12th 2018
Old style brioche
Old style brioche
Classical version of brioche use yeast to raise the dough, but in this recipe some leaven is added. This make a more rustic brioche, with a small taste of leaven.
272K4.6 14 hours 6 min. December 19th 2014
Pains briochés aux raisins
Pains briochés aux raisins
This classic French "viennoiserie" is a sweet bun containing confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière) and rum-soaked raisins. It demands a bit of skill, but is not too complicated.
108K4.8 2 hours 37 min. September 12th 2018
Pogne de Romans
Pogne de Romans
Pogne de Romans is a kind of brioche lightly flavoured with orange and rum. It originated in Romans-sur-Isère, a town in south-east France. This recipe dates back to medieval times, when it was made in a ring (or crown) shape to celebrate the end of Lent, as eggs could then be used again. This more...
34K4.7 1 day 17 hours 38 min. October 7th 2018
Pretzels
Pretzels
Pretzels are bread sticks looped into a knot, probably with origins in southern Germany. The tops are sprinkled with poppy seeds or grains of coarse salt. Here is a fairly straightforward recipe that is simple to prepare.
108K4.9 5 hours 21 min. October 24th 2017
Rolled chestnut and apple brioche
Rolled chestnut and apple brioche
This rolled brioche is made with a special dough, using a mixture of two flours: ordinary plain flour and chestnut flour. The prepared dough is then rolled up around a filling of apples sautéed with brown sugar.
28K 24 15 hours 52 min. September 12th 2018

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