Conversations about bread making often turn to talk of starters and wait times and scrambled schedules—the laborious signifiers of a life in debt to sourdough. Homemade bread is notably special, particularly tasty. There is a reason people commit to the woes and wins of making bread in their own kitchens.
Yet bread making is not always daunting, dizzying. Yeasty rolls and sweet loaves can be yours without extensive preparation. During the holidays, fresh bread is a welcome addition to any table. They sop up hearty sauces and thick gravies. Try recipes that don’t require starters or overnight sitting. Instead, opt for breads that can be whipped together and baked immediately.