Breadmaking Made Simple

Here's how to surprise your guests (and yourself) with a homemade loaf of bread or a plate of pleasing sweet rolls.
Joy E. Zacharia
Dried Cherry-Walnut Sweet Rolls

I suggested writing a from-scratch bread story because, frankly, I'm challenged in the bread-baking department. Fortunately for me--and you--Rebecca Gordon, one of our Test Kitchens professionals, took the mystery out of baking bread by documenting every step in language even I could understand. I encourage you to try and to savor these fantastic recipes. You'll definitely want to bake the heavenly sweet roll variations. They start with frozen bread dough, so they're super-easy to make, and the taste is nothing less than awesome.

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