Holiday Bread Baking Tips and Recipes

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If you have been waiting until just the right time to bust out all of your baking goods, now is that time. There is no better time than the holidays to show off your amazing baking skills.

First and foremost, the cooler weather of late fall and early winter means that firing up your oven will make your home warm and cozy rather than too hot. Plus, there is just something about the smell of fresh baked goodness that just brings that holiday spirit alive.

There are countless holiday bread baking recipes out there that will please anyone this holiday season! If you are ready to be the holiday baking hero this year, here are a couple of holiday bread baking tips and a couple of our favorite holiday bread baking recipes to help get you there.

Holiday Bread Baking Tips and Recipes

Holiday Bread Baking Tips

Even the best bakers recognize that they can use advice sometimes! That’s why, even though I know you are probably amazing in the kitchen, we are still going to touch on some tips that will help you make the best recipes this holiday season.

Use the best bakeware


At this point, I am probably beginning to sound like a broken record, but I am going to say it again. To successfully make the best holiday bread baking recipes you need to have the right tools. Using these tools will help you bake the tastiest breads this holiday season.

Here at Sassafras®, we offer the best of the best when it comes to authentic bakeware. To bake the best holiday bread recipes this holiday season use the renowned Superstone® La Cloche, the Covered Baker or the Bread Dome.

I know we talk about these pieces often, but that’s for good reason. Every one of these pieces mimic an authentic brick-lined oven to produce a delicious, crackly crust and light crumb. If you like bread, you are going to LOVE your bread made with these bakeware favorites.


And you'll probably need bread-baking accessories, and maybe a spatula to carve and serve with–– whether you prefer wood handles or silicone handles, we've got you covered.

Use the best ingredients

I am a big believer that recipes always turn out better when you use the right ingredients. Before you begin your baking project, be sure that you have all of the necessary ingredients and that they have all been stored well and have not expired (many of us only bake once a year after all).

Using fresh, high quality ingredients will almost always pay off in taste.

Holiday Bread Baking Recipes

Here are some of our favorite holiday bread baking recipes:

No-knead olive and rosemary bread - One of our amazing customers here at Sassafras submitted this recipe to us and boy are we glad she did! It is absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious and pairs well with any main course you are preparing this holiday season.

Chocolate Chip Autumn Pumpkin Bread- While many of us focus on Christmas during the holidays, the reality is Thanksgiving is just, if not more, important when it comes to the food prep and it’s still fall! That means you still need pumpkin flavored goodies!! That’s why this Thanksgiving, I will definitely be making this chocolate chip autumn pumpkin bread for my family to enjoy.

Autumn Pumpkin Streusel Bread - Here’s another pumpkin flavored, fall focused bread for Thanksgiving. Oh my goodness, you are all going to absolutely love this!

Fresh Crackly Crust French Baguettes - These baguettes are delicious and I love to make them for the appetizer part of our holiday dinners. The crispy crust and soft center goes very well with a meat and cheese platter, or with dips. You will have some very happy friends and family at your holiday celebration!

Crusty Country Loaf - Many of us have gotten used to the idea of always having dinner rolls on our plates with our holiday dinner, but how about we mix it up this year? I think you can easily replace the dinner rolls with a crusty country loaf for this year’s holiday dinner and you are going to be glad you did. It’s delicious!

Regardless of what holiday bread recipe you decide to bake this year, you know that it is going to turn out well when you use the right tools! Sassafras will help you and your family enjoy the best holiday breads for the best holiday celebrations.