Of all the food smells in the world, nothing beats the smell of freshly baked bread. To make bread with your Kitchenaid mixer, you don’t even need a special tool or attachment. Just use the paddle and the dough hook that came with your mixer.
This post has links to videos with instructions, plus recipes for French bread, Italian bread, wholegrain (and multigrain) bread, and white bread. All made right in your Kitchenaid. There are also cookbooks with even more recipes, and special pans for making pullman loaves and French bread.
How to Make Bread with Your Kitchenaid Mixer
Kitchenaid French Bread Recipes
- French bread recipe – Reviewers say this recipe is “delicious” and “to die for” —even a “dude” can do it. (Hey, we know men can cook)
- French baguette – Easy to make, but some reviewers felt the loaves weren’t crusty enough. If you want it crustier, follow reviewer Julius’s suggestion and spray the loaves with water (or just brush it on) before baking.
- Julia Child’s French bread recipe – Step-by-step instructions, plus photos.
Don’t worry if your bread isn’t picture perfect. When asked what she did with recipes that went wrong, Julia Child said, “I feed them to my husband.”
Making Bread with Your Kitchenaid
This book should be included with the mixer. Lots of bread (and other) recipes, including cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip macadamia bread, farmhouse white bread, and cheese bread. Each recipe is marked so you can see which attachment to use and what speed to run the mixer.
Recipes ranging from sourdough to coffee with cardomom. The book includes wheat recipes, as well as breads made with spelt and buckwheat. Some recipes mix whole grains (like rye) with white flour – this is because you need the gluten, or the bread won’t rise properly. Instructions are given for making bread in the mixer, a machine, or even by hand.
Easy recipes (whether you’re a beginner or an expert. Includes recipes for breads such as whole wheat and chili corn bread.
Freeze Your Dough for Later
If you don’t want to eat your bread all at once, you can freeze one loaf for later. Let the extra loaf rise once and punch it down. Then wrap it tightly in foil and put it in the freezer. Defrost the loaf in the fridge, place in a prepared pan, and let it rise (the second time). Then bake as usual.
This cookbook includes recipes for bread, biscuits, scones, and much more (because, after all, you might want to eat something with your bread). Each recipe has a full-color photo, so you can see how the finished dish should look.
Recipes for breads, pies, and tarts, with photos of each one. The recipes use common cupboard staples you probably already have in your cupboard, so you won’t have to go hunt for exotic ingredients. Recipes include dinner rolls, garlic pull-apart bread, and caramel walnut banana torte (oh my!).
Whole Wheat and Multigrain Bread Recipes Made with Your Kitchenaid
- Simple whole wheat bread recipe – Whole wheat, honey, and butter for lots of flavor.
- Multigrain bread made in the Kitchenaid – Made with honey, oatmeal, and hot cereal mix.
- Honey oatmeal bread – Directly from the Kitchenaid Recipe cookbook (that comes with the mixer). It calls for white flour, but you can use half wheat and half white if you prefer. I’ve cut this in half to make one loaf instead of two.
- Whole grain bread – An unusual recipe that uses cooked cereal, which makes it very light and soft, more like white bread, but nutritious.
Make Your Own Quick OatsIf you don’t have quick cooking oats, but do have the regular kind, just toss them in a blender or mini chopper and grind them up for a few seconds.
Kitchenaid White Bread Recipes
- Basic white bread – A simple white bread recipe from Epicurious; includes speed settings for your mixer.
- Rapid mix, cool rise white bread – Instead of waiting for this bread to rise, you just prepare the loaves, put it in the fridge and let it sit overnight, or while you’re out. Then just take it out and bake it.
- White bread with honey and olive oil – Easy to follow recipe from the “recipe rascal,” made with bread flour.
- Cinnamon raisin bread – I just love cinnamon raisin bread (you think you’re eating cake).
- Challah recipe – Perfect for dipping in honey on the Jewish holidays. If there are any leftovers, they make great French toast.
- Potato bread – Hearty, soft and great for sopping up sauce or gravy
- American sandwich bread – a nice, high loaf that’s great for sandwiches; and the recipe makes one loaf, which is great for one person!
- Easy single loaf of bread – adapted from King Arthur Flour’s recipe, this uses a mere five ingredients.
Bread and Loaf Pans
Bread pans for pullman loaves, french bread, and long sandwich size breads.
You can make simple bread recipes in a standard loaf pan, but if you’re going to branch out into more complicated recipes, you’ll need a specialized pan to make it.
French (or Italian) bread won’t come out right unless you use the right pan. The holes let moisture escape, and help you get bread that’s crusty on the outside and soft on the inside.
Norpro Sandwich Bread Pan
Most bread pans turn out a loaf that’s quite a bit smaller than the packaged loaf you’d get in a store. This one is long enough to make a full-size sandwich size loaf. It’s non-stick and the sides are straight (rather than angled like most pans), so the bread will fit better in a sandwich bag.
The lid ensures you get a nice, square loaf. The pan is nonstick, and has a special coating that makes cleanup easy. Just wash it by hand (do not put it in the dishwasher, as that will remove the coating). Made in USA.
Kitchenaid Italian Bread Recipes
- Cheesy Italian bread – Romano cheese is baked right into the bread.
- Italian bread – It doesn’t specify this in the recipe, but mix this bread on speed 2.
- Foccacia bread – Tyler Florence’s focaccia recipe.
- Ciabetta bread recipe – Just perfect for sandwiches. You may find yourself finishing the first loaf before the second one comes out of the oven.