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With four ingredients, a couple pieces of basic baking equipment, and ten minutes of work, you can bake amazingly delicious loaves of oven-fresh bread in your kitchen at home. Whenever you want. We’ll show you how.

If there is a better smell in the universe than baking bread, we’d like to know what it is. And the flavor and texture of warm, home-made bread, fresh from the oven, feeds your body and your soul like no other food.

Not only does the aroma of bread in the oven automatically cause all human faces to melt into angelic smiles, it actually makes you a better person. No, really! So we at Breadtopia feel it is a moral imperative that everyone have fresh-baked bread as often as possible; the future of humanity may well depend on it. 

We Breadtopians are what you might call pragmatic bread freaks. We live to push the envelope on baking the best possible bread that you can make in a standard home kitchen. For us, it’s all about reviving an artful alternative to the bland, nutrition-less, mass-produced food on grocery store shelves. And make no mistake: using inexpensive, but premium raw ingredients and a nominal amount of baking gear, you can make the best loaf of bread you’ve ever had — at home in your kitchen — with a total labor investment of about ten minutes. Yup, ten minutes (less once you get good at it).

In 2006, the NY Times published a story featuring NY baker Jim Lahey’s no-knead bread recipe. We ran with it and over years of experimentation in our own kitchen and via a collaborative effort of sharing the results of trial and error with our generous Breadtopia readers, we have created many variations and refinements of the basic no-knead method, including our own adaptation of the no-knead method to sourdough baking. It makes it super-easy to bake perfect, abundantly nutritious, impossibly delicious artisanal bread at home. Once you have mastered the basic no-knead method, you may want to delve into the wealth of variations and more advanced bread baking recipes and techniques we present, along with pastry, pizza, pasta, and more.

For those struggling with gluten sensitivity, we’d like to briefly mention that we have direct anecdotal evidence that baking with traditional heirloom wheat varieties and natural sourdough starter may mitigate some or all of the negative effects of gluten for some people.

Here at Breadtopia you will find video baking tutorials; recipes; premium ingredients including our own, Breadtopia-branded heirloom grains, flours, and sourdough starter; hand-picked, high-quality baking gear and supplies; and 24/7 access to the friendliest, most dedicated baking community you could ever hope to meet. It’s everything you need and more to ensure success and delight in all your baking adventures.