Make Ahead Bread: 100 Recipes for Melt-in-Your-Mouth Fresh Bread Every Day

Make Ahead Bread: 100 Recipes for Melt-in-Your-Mouth Fresh Bread Every Day


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Two Steps to Breaking Bread. Make Ahead Bread de-mystifies the bread-baking process with simple recipes and easy-to-follow steps for fresh-from-the-oven bread. Plus there's an entire chapter devoted to baking ingredients and equipment. Follow home baker Donna Currie's simple two-step process to baking delicious, fresh, yeast breads:

  • Step One – mix and knead the dough, then let it rest for 1-2 days while you enjoy life
  • Step Two – bake.

Yes, it's that simple.

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Breads. Your home will smell amazing while you bake any of the 100 recipes in Make Ahead Bread , including all of these:

  • Loaf Breads – Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Loaf; Maple Sugar and Walnut Loaf
  • Buns, Rolls, Breadsticks – Slider Buns; Cheesy Breadstick Twists
  • Flatbreads – Chicago-style Pan Pizza; Semolina Focaccia
  • Pastries – Breakfast Sausage Danish; Traditional Croissants, and more.

Now, you're never too busy to bake bread! Yeast bread isn't complicated to make, but because it needs time to rise, it’s not always easy to fit it into time available - that’s until now. Make Ahead Bread gives inexperienced bakers and busy home cooks the information you need to make flavorful, freshly baked bread on a schedule that works for you.

Leftovers? Just in case you have any leftovers, this book also features many recipes for your extra bread like Almond Butter Bread Pudding; Artichoke, Olive and Tomato Strata; and Overnight French Toast. Plus recipes for scrumptious butters and spreads are included, such as: Chunky Apple and Cinnamon Spread and Chocolate Butter to name a few.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627103954
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Donna Currie is a passionate home baker who blogs at Cookistry ( She also writes a bread-baking column for Serious Eats ( and is a food writer for the Boulder Daily Camera and the Whole Foods Market cooking blog.

Two of her creations, Bunny Bread and Birdie bread, were featured on MSNBC’s food site, Donna lives in Colorado.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Slow down and bake it when you want it
Chapter 1: Baking Ingredients and Equipment
Chapter 2: Loaf breads
Chapter 3: Buns, rolls and breadsticks
Chapter 3: Flatbreads
Chapter 5: What to do with leftover bread
Chapter 8: Butters and spreads
Metric Equivalents

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Make Ahead Bread: 100 Recipes for Melt-in-Your-Mouth Fresh Bread Every Day 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MargieS1 More than 1 year ago
Given To Me For An Honest Review Donna Currie's book Make Ahead Bread: 100 Recipes for Melt-in-Your-Mouth Fresh Bread Every Day is a book that would make a great  gift for anyone and everyone. The recipes inside cover all sorts of breads.  With great explanations and illustrations the techniques are  very easy.  The format used in this book is a good one I think especially if you are new to making bread.  The recipe format allows you to make part on day 1, another part on day 1, etc.  The 2 and 3 step recipe approach can be a life saver for many.  I recommend this book to  everyone and anyone who loves to bake or wants to learn how to bake. I look for more from Donna Currie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yummy in your tummy! I received a complimentary copy of this book through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. Make Ahead Bread by Donna Currie is a fabulous specialty cookbook. The recipes are clear and easy to follow. There's a wide variety of bread recipes from savory to sweet and everything in between. The photos and recipes are mouthwateringly good. Experienced bakers and newbies will all enjoy the recipes. I loved that you could prepare the bread dough the day before and bake it fresh for use the next day. My family loved the marbled rye bread and the honey oatmeal bread. They've mAde their wish list for the order in which we try the rest of the recipes. Make Ahead Bread is a great cookbook to use especially if you are just starting to bake. It will increase your confidence as well as provide you with some sure-fire bread recipes. I highly recommend Donna Currie's delectable bread baking cookbook, Make Ahed Bread.