In our experience, the best way to keep warm on chilly days is to get wrapped up in a baking project—and the coziest project of all involves loaves stuffed with sweet or savory fillings. Whether you’re tucking red bean paste into buns or twisting pesto into star-shaped masterpieces, breads packed with meats and cheeses or fruits and chocolate feel as warm as your favorite blanket.
There are a variety of ways to fill bread: The simplest are loaves that you stir loads of vegetables or cheeses into, while braiding babka or rolling ham into croissants can take a few tries. In addition to experimenting with stuffing styles, you can play with a variety of flavors and add-ins. Make rhubarb-swirled bread for dessert or spicy shakshuka focaccia for breakfast. Here, we’ve gathered 15 of our coziest loaves to bundle, roll, fold, and stuff. Now, time to get toasty.
What's your favorite way to stuff bread (besides in your mouth!)? Share in the comments below!