It’s National Homemade Bread Day!

Thursday Nov 17, 2022

Easy white loafDid you know that the 17th November is Homemade Bread Day? There’s nothing better than the smell of a warm, freshly baked loaf, especially if you’ve made it yourself! If you’ve never made your own bread, it might seem like a daunting task – however it can be incredibly easy. There’s no need for fancy equipment or hours of preparation; many recipes call for just the basic ingredients and equipment that you probably already have in your kitchen and can be whipped up in no time.

But why bother making your own, you ask? Well, home-baked bread is often healthier, higher in fiber, and lower in salt and additives than store-bought loaves. Plus, the recipe can be customised in any way you want… you can add cheese, fruit, seeds, spices – whatever you like!


So, where should you start? Well, why not try our super easy recipes for a basic white loaf, or a simple soda bread? These recipes are perfect for beginners and are great for an everyday sandwich bread.

Cinnamon bread wreathOr, if you fancy trying your hand at some bread recipes that are a bit more of a treat, why not have a go at making some cheesy rolls, or even some super yummy soft pretzels? With Christmas on the way, you could even make this cinnamon bread wreath as a beautiful and tasty centrepiece for your festive table.

In need of a loaf tin, or some new mixing bowls? We have everything you need in-store and in our Quadrant online cookshop. Check out some of our bread-making must haves below!

If you’ve caught the bread-making bug and fancy making homemade loaves a regular part of your week, why not even invest in a breadmaker for a super quick and easy way to get your fresh bread fix?


Tower Rose Gold Mixer – £99.99 (£79.99 Autumn Sale price) – Chelmsford Quadrant

Hairy Bikers Gluten Free Digital Bread Maker – £119.99 – Braintree Quadrant

Tower Breadmaker – £69.99 (£59.99 Autumn Sale price) Chelmsford Quadrant

KitchenCraft Round Fine Mesh Sieve – £5.00 – Quadrant Online/Chelmsford Quadrant

KitchenCraft Beechwood Spoons 3pc – £4.00 – Quadrant Online/Chelmsford


KitchenCraft Large Pastry Brush – £3.50 – Quadrant Online/Chelmsford Quadrant