Rise and shine: 6 delicious and easy-to-make loaves to enjoy this winter

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(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

Nothing beats a freshly baked loaf of bread – especially if you made it with your own hands. These recipes are easy to make and diverse, including everything from pot bread to garlic bread. Even raisin bread gets an interesting makeover.


Put the cheese in tinfoil and heat over the coals for a few minutes until melted, then serve with the garlic buns. If your time is limited, use store-bought bread dough.

Garlic buns
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TIP Enjoy the garlic buns with the melted camembert.


Bake the bread in ramekins so each person gets their own mini loaf. The fresh grapes and nuts on top make it special.

Raisin bread
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TIP Serve with the butter and honey.


The flatbread is finished with cumin seeds and bakes in just 15 minutes. It’s delicious as an appetiser or snack with hummus and raisin-and-olive salsa.

Chickpea bread
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TIP Serve the bread with the hummus and salsa.


This seed loaf is low-carb, is made with oatmeal rather than wheat and contains no raising agents. It’s delicious with avocado and cottage cheese spread.

Seed loaf
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TIP Serve the avocado spread with the bread.


Ciabatta is delicious as part of a cheese and charcuterie platter. Mix the dough in an electric mixer or do it by hand using a wooden spoon.

Easy ciabatta
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TIP Arrange slices of the bread on a large wooden platter along with the cold cuts, cheeses, olive oil and balsamic vinegar; as well as the fresh fruit and rocket.


This bread is quick and easy to make – perfect for breakfast.

soda milk bread
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

TIP Serve with butter and jam.

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