Bake from Scratch Bread 2020

Bake from Scratch is a celebration of all things baking. A seasonal publication from Hoffman Media, this magazine is brimming with stunning photography, easy-to-follow recipes, techniques for creating beautiful, artisan baked goods, and endless inspiration for home bakers.

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2 min
editors letter

OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS, WE’VE CERTAINLY SEEN ONE GREAT THING COME FROM SOCIAL DISTANCING AND STAYING HOME: A BREAD-BAKING RENAISSANCE. Bakers have come together to navigate yeast and flour shortages, sharing ingredients, recipes, and sourdough starters with loved ones and strangers alike. People who have never found themselves handling dough are now kneading and proofing with the best of them while seasoned bakers have expanded into new territory, from babka to brioche. Best of all, a whole generation of children is becoming familiar with the scent of freshly baked bread wafting from the kitchen. If you’re one of the many who have upped their bread game over the last several months, this bread issue is the perfect opportunity to continue the challenge. This issue runs the gamut of bread-baking, with…

26 min
quick breads

STONE FRUIT YOGURT BREAD Makes 2 (8x4-inch) loaves Yogurt adds moisture and a little tangy flavor to each bite of these loaves filled with your favorite stone fruit. 2 cups (400 grams) granulated sugar1½ cups (360 grams) Greek yogurt, room temperature1 cup (224 grams) vegetable oil4 large eggs (200 grams), room temperature2 tablespoons (6 grams) lemon zest3 tablespoons (45 grams) fresh lemon juice1½ teaspoons (6 grams) vanilla extract3 cups (375 grams) all-purpose flour4 teaspoons (20 grams) baking powder1½ teaspoons (4.5 grams) kosher salt1 cup (225 grams) chopped peeled fresh stone fruit, such as peaches or nectarines1 cup (170 grams) white chocolate chipsWhite Chocolate Ganache (recipe follows) 1. Preheat oven to 325°F (170°C). Butter 2 (8x4-inch) loaf pans. Line pans with parchment paper, letting excess extend over sides of pan. 2. In a large bowl, beat…

81 min
yeast breads

BLUEBERRY MASCARPONE BABKA WITH LEMON CURD GLAZE Makes 1 (9x5-inch) loaf Freeze-dried blueberries are a wonderful alternative to fresh berries, whose high water content makes them difficult to incorporate into this already wet dough. ½ cup (120 grams) warm whole milk (105°F/41°C to 110°F/43°C)1¼ teaspoons (4 grams) active dry yeast2½ cups (313 grams) all-purpose flour3½ tablespoons (42 grams) granulated sugar2 teaspoons (2 grams) lemon zest1½ teaspoons (4.5 grams) kosher salt2 large eggs (100 grams), room temperature1 large egg yolk (19 grams), room temperature1 teaspoon (4 grams) vanilla extract½ cup plus 2 tablespoons (141 grams) unsalted butter, cubed and softened1 large egg white (30 grams), room temperature1 tablespoon (15 grams) waterMascarpone Filling (recipe follows)¼ cup (32 grams) finely crushed blueberries (see Note)Lemon Curd Glaze (recipe follows) 1. In a small bowl, gradually whisk together warm…

14 min
know your dough

Starting a Starter CALL IT THE MOTHER, THE CULTURE, THE STARTER, OR YOUR OWN PET NAME—THIS IS THE CORNERSTONE OF ALL SOURDOUGH BREAD Tools & Ingredients Clear Glass Jar or Container: The starter will live—literally—in this container, so choose a high-quality glass container with plenty of room to grow. To track the rise and fall of the starter, place a rubber band around the glass jar at the original sourdough starter line on day one. Digital Scale: This is essential for calculating the proper amount of each ingredient to add or discard. Flour: We use a 50/50 blend of bread flour and whole wheat flour. Water: Distilled or purified water, but depending on the quality of your local water, tap is fine, too. Terms to Know Hydration Level: This describes how much water is in a recipe in…

2 min
recipe index

QUICK BREADS Black Cocoa Banana Bread 25 Blueberry Muffin Loaf 40 Buttermilk Biscuits 41 Caramelized Banana Bread 28 Carrot Cake Scones 24 Cheddar-Pecan Loaf 13 Cinnamon Jam Loaf 32 Date and Pecan Scones 36 Gruyère Prosciutto Scones 37 Hazelnut-Banana Sour Cream Muffins 20 Hummingbird Loaf 21 Nutella Banana Bread 29 Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins 17 Stone Fruit Yogurt Bread 12 Strawberry-Pecan Scones 16 Triple-Vanilla Scones with Cinnamon Sugar Filling 33 YEAST BREADS Almond Cream Rolls 63 Basic Bagels 90 Birthday Brioche Buns 67 Brioche Burger Buns 79 Cheddar Jalapeño Sourdough Boule 102 Cherry-Almond Sweet Rolls 66 Cherry Walnut Dutch Oven Bread 70 Cinnamon Roll Dough 54 Classic Cinnamon Rolls 54 Classic Dutch Oven Bread 70 Conchas 47 Crescent Rolls 86 Do-It-All Dough 63, 75 Dried Herb Ciabatta 87 Garlic Herb Clover Rolls 75 Herbed Pain d’Épi 98 Lady Grey Chelsea Buns 55 Milk Bread 91 Pretzel Buns 82 Shortcut Sourdough Boule 95 Sourdough Boule 102 Strawberry Poppy Seed Buns 51 Tomato Sourdough Focaccia 99 Traditional English Muffins 83 PULL-APART Four-Cheese Pull-Apart Milk…