Gourmet Bread Recipes

Try your hand at gourmet bread recipes, many of them traditional, all of them delicious.

Staff Picks

Raspberry-Rose Scones

Rating: 4.5 stars
I love the combination of raspberry and rose! I've tried it in cookies and turnovers and recently decided to adapt a scone recipe to include both. These are lovely with a cup of floral tea. Sprinkle dried rose petals on top for a pretty presentation.

Pain de Campagne - Country French Bread

Rating: 4.75 stars
I got this recipe out of a novel and made some minor changes. It is a yummy French bread that is worth the wait.

Braided Egg Bread

Rating: 4.74 stars
This makes a very large and impressive loaf. I have used it for large parties.

Noni Afghani

Rating: 4.29 stars
This is an easy bread recipe that results in a soft, tender flatbread. My native Afghani friend says that this bread tastes better than the traditional bread she buys at the store. Enjoy!

How to Make French Baguettes

Rating: 4.69 stars
I always thought you can't make real French baguettes at home, but once I tried it I realized I was wrong. Again. You're going to be fairly shocked when you realize just how simple this is. The only way to make bread this any more French is to put some butter on it!

English Saffron Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars
The exotic scents of saffron and lemon will fill your kitchen when you bake this beautiful braided bread.


Rating: 4.29 stars
These Mexican fritters are very common at fairs. In my border hometown, the line at this stand is always overwhelming. People wait hours in line just to get a taste of these churros. I have run across several recipes but this is the best one by far.


Rating: 4.77 stars
Pronounced 'queen-a-mahn,' kouign-amann wouldn't be one of the world's greatest pastries if it also weren't a legendary labor of love. The irresistible combination of sweet, salty, sticky, buttery, crispy, flaky, and tender is something you must experience to believe. Made with bread flour, the dough is a little different from croissants or puff pastry. Salt is also key here; the authentic ones are about as savory as they are sweet.

Tortillas II

Rating: 4.44 stars
Fresh and tender wheat flour tortillas are great with breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Indian Naan II

Rating: 4.53 stars
This is an authentic Indian Naan recipe. I have made this many times. It goes well with Indian curry which has a lot of gravy, such as the Butter Chicken.

Premium Pizza Crust

Rating: 4.67 stars
This is a double-rise dough typical of Neapolitan pizza. Two different rise methods are provided, one overnight in refrigerator and the other with a sponge.

Chocolate Babka

Rating: 4.68 stars
Of all of the breads I've baked, my friends love this one the most. It's soft and moist, and the chocolate just melts in your mouth when you bite into a slice. I hope you'll like it as much as we do!

Inspiration and Ideas

Ekmek Turkish Bread

Rating: Unrated
This flatbread is made with a four-day sourdough starter. Once the starter is ready, the bread is easy to make.


Rating: Unrated
This can be made in a bread machine or a stand mixer.

Chef John's Sourdough Starter

Rating: 4.71 stars

Here's part 1 of my 2-part recipe for sourdough bread. It takes 4 days to make the starter, but there's really not much to it other than 'feeding' the starter once a day for about 10 days.