Easy homemade bread doesn't have to mean undecorated bread. Try applying an egg glaze to achieve golden loaves like these.
PHOTO: JIM MACKENZIE
Contrary to traditional bread-making wisdom, you can skip kneading. Instead, try a simple stretch-and-fold technique to strengthen the gluten structure of your dough. First, elongate your dough by stretching it gently between both hands.
Next, fold one side to the center.
Finally, fold the other side to the center, over the top of your first fold. Now, repeat the process. It’s as simple as that.