How To Make Homemade Bread

Learn how to make freshly baked bread in under an hour. These easy tips and fast recipes will show you how you can become an instant expert, homemade bread baker.

Recipes by Tracey Seaman, Text by Nina Elder, Photography by Ryan Liebe

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3. Go steam-powered: Baked goods like popovers don't need any additional ingredients to reach their dramatic height. As they bake, the liquid in the batter turns to steam, causing them to pop up in the pan.

4. Cheat a little: Start with store-bought dough (it'll be our secret!), then shape and flavor it however you like. Find three ideas on page 10.

Rule of Thumb: Your mixer's dough hook kneads shaggy, sticky dough into smooth dough ready for baking -- no elbow grease required.

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