Chelsea Buns

Sticky Chelsea Buns

These Chelsea buns are extra sticky, gooey and topped with walnuts and sweet maraschino cherries. The buns are soft and buttery with hints of cinnamon throughout.  They are the perfect treat for cottage weekends, brunch parties and holidays. The recipe can be prepped ahead too! 

Homemade Flatbread

Homemade Flatbread

These thin homemade flatbreads are soft and chewy with a light, neutral flavour. They make a great addition to use as a base for pizzas, wrapped around fillings for sandwiches or wraps, or served as a side dish alongside dips and spreads.

Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Rosemary Focaccia Bread

You’re going to love this simple traditional rosemary focaccia bread. It’s light, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The bread is loaded with fresh rosemary, flaky sea salt and of course olive oil. Use this bread to make Italian inspired sandwiches, or as a side dipped in balsamic vinegar. Bread comes together in less than 4 hours or can be prepped to make ahead. 

Dinner Rolls

Dinner Rolls

These dinner rolls are super soft, fluffy and buttery. Once baked they are brushed with herbed butter that melts all over the tops of each roll. They make the perfect side dish to go along with any meal. See notes on how to make the rolls in advance to have fresh hot out of the oven rolls.

No Knead Raisin Bread

No Knead Raisin Bread

This no knead raisin bread is the easiest yeast bread you’ll ever make! You just need to plan ahead. It’s hearty, flavourful and filled with 3 types of sweet little raisins. It’s perfect on its own, slathered in butter or makes a great grilled cheese with sharp cheddar cheese and slices of Granny Smith apple.

Homemade Pretzels

Homemade Pretzels

These homemade pretzels are a pure delight! They are soft, a tad salty and bring all those street vendor memories back! Serve with a homemade honey mustard dip.

Pizza Dough Garlic Sticks

Pizza Dough Garlic Sticks

These pizza dough garlic sticks are perfectly soft, yet crisp! They are slathered in a homemade roasted garlic butter and baked to perfection. You can easily use up left over pizza dough or make a fresh batch of homemade pizza dough yourself (or in a pinch you can use store-bought dough). They make a simple (and tasty) appetizer that can be enjoyed on their own, or dipped in a marinara sauce.

Walnut Honey Bread

Walnut Honey Bread

This rich walnut honey bread is a fun change from your everyday bread making. The whole wheat flour adds heartiness and texture to the sweetness of honey. And the walnuts compliment the nutty notes with a little crunch!

Cinnamon Sugar Brioche Buns

Cinnamon Sugar Brioche Buns

These cinnamon sugar brioche buns are a great make ahead breakfast treat and are perfect for a special holiday or celebration! The brioche dough is buttery and eggy creating a soft and light texture. Then the dough is generously doused in layers of cinnamon and sugar. There’s nothing more delicious than these brioche buns, every bite will have you wanting more!

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread

This brioche style cinnamon sugar pull apart bread is rich, tender and buttery. It’s best enjoyed the day of, right from the oven! The top is crunchy while the middle is soft and pillowy with bursts of browned butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. It’s a fun twist on a cinnamon bun with a pull apart loaf style.

Holiday Cranberry Pecan Cinnamon Buns

Cranberry Pecan Cinnamon Buns

These cranberry pecan cinnamon buns are jam packed with tart cranberries and toasted pecans with a dash of nutmeg. They make the perfect change from the usual cinnamon bun, making your holidays more festive.

Simple White Bread

Simple White Bread

If you haven’t made bread before, this is the place to start! With a simple white bread recipe that is light and airy!

Blackberry Buns with Custard

Blackberry Buns with Custard

These cute blackberry buns with custard are light, fluffy and just a tad sweet. The dough is wrapped around fresh blackberries, baked to perfection and then drenched in custard. It makes a fun and different dessert, paired with a little summer meal.

Classic Cinnamon Buns

Classic Cinnamon Buns

Classic morning buns, perfect for sharing! These cinnamon buns are soft and doughy with loads of brown sugar, cinnamon and a thick cream cheese icing, that melts allover.

Basic Bread Making in a Terracotta Dish

Basic Bread Making in a Terracotta Dish

Here’s a simple white bread recipe using a terracotta dish (with tips included). Baking in a terracotta dish will transform your bread into a loaf just like the bakery. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how beautiful and crusty your bread will turn out.

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

Whole Wheat Bread

This is a basic whole wheat bread that will become an everyday staple. It’s light and hearty and a simple yeast bread the whole family will love.

Blackberry, Basil and Honey Pizza

Blackberry, Basil and Honey Pizza

Here’s a sweet summer twist on pizza; blackberry, basil and honey! This is a fun, light and fresh recipe for a backyard party with friends. Pizza dough recipe included.

Step by step - learn how to make homemade pizza dough

Homemade Pizza Dough

Want to learn how to make fresh pizza?  This is a basic pizza dough recipe that will never let you down. The dough is soft and easy to work with, shape as thick or as thin as you like and freeze extra dough to save for a later day.

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

This traditional Irish soda bread is a simple bread made with only 5 ingredients. The bread is rustic, hearty i texture and has a slightly tangy flavour that comes from the buttermilk. It’s dense and crumbly, with a slightly crunchy crust and a soft, moist interior.

Overnight Sticky Buns

Overnight Sticky Buns

These overnight sticky buns are rich, buttery, with a soft bread. They are a sticky cinnamony mess with crunchy walnuts and an absolutely must!

Brown Butter Crostini's

Brown Butter Crostini

Here’s a fun spin on a crostini and a perfect way to impress a crowd.  You’ll love these brown butter crostini with rich nutty flavours of browned butter, the sweetness of fresh fruit and the earthy hint of herbs.

Alie Romano

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Alie

I'm a professional baker, recipe developer & photographer behind Baking For Friends. I specialize in classic & comforting baking. I hope you enjoy the recipes & find inspiration of your own to bring your family & friends together over home-cooked food!

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