Conversations about bread making often turn to talk of starters and wait times and scrambled schedules — the laborious signifiers of a life in debt to sourdough. Homemade bread is notably special, particularly tasty. There is a reason people commit to the woes and wins of making bread in their own kitchens.

Yet bread making is not always daunting, dizzying. Yeasty rolls and sweet loaves can be yours without extensive preparation. During the winter, fresh breads are a welcome addition to any table. They sop up hearty sauces and thick gravies. Try recipes that don't require starters or overnight sitting. Instead, opt for breads that can be whipped together and baked immediately.

The winner bakes all

1. Kindred's milk bread

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2. Yogurt bread with molasses

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3. Heavenly oatmeal-molasses rolls

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4. Braided potato loaf

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5. Brown butter butternut rolls

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6. Ima's challah

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7. Tomato upside-down cornbread

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8. Alexandra Stafford's no-knead peasant bread

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9. Black pepper popovers with chives and parmesan

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10. Italian snacking bread

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11. Dan Leader's 4-hour baguette

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12. Genius flour tortillas

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This story was originally published on Bread alert: 12 recipes you can tackle in just one day.