Did you know that King Arthur has an entire YouTube channel full of baking videos to show you how to make everything from baguettes to birthday cake? Instructors like our own Martin Philip and Kye Ameden, as well as guests including Claire Saffitz and Tara Jensen, share their expertise by inviting you into the kitchen and demonstrating their favorite recipes.

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Martin's Bagels Photography and food styling by Martin Philip
Bring the bagel shop home with this excellent recipe.

10) Martin’s Bagels

Skip the lines at the bagel shop and make your own version at home, with this excellent recipe to guide you. In this video, Martin shows you how to make dense, chewy bagels; every aspect of bagel-making is covered here, including mixing the dough, shaping, boiling, and baking the bagels, plus tips on adding toppings so you can customize each batch.

Watch the recipe: Perfect Bagels Baked at Home with Martin Philip

Get the recipe: Martin’s Bagels 

A few big chocolate chip cookies on a kitchen counter with glasses of milk Photography by Rick Holbrook; food styling by Kaitlin Wayne
The chocolate chip cookies you didn't know you needed.

9) Supersized, Super-Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

You’ve never had a chocolate chip cookie like this. For one thing, each cookie is massive (hence the name) and ultra-soft because the dough uses the tangzhong method, which is typically reserved for pillowy milk bread. Browned butter, extra salt and vanilla, plus a lot of chocolate (and a long chill time) make this one of the most flavorful chocolate chip cookies there is. Watch as Kye walks you through each essential step.

Watch the recipe: Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies: Our 2024 Recipe of the Year

Get the recipe: Supersized, Super-Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pick-Your-Pan Pizza Photography by Rick Holbrook; food styling by Kaitlin Wayne
A pizza for (almost) any pan.

8) Pick-Your-Pan Pizza

In this choose-your-own-adventure recipe, you can make pizza in anything from a half-sheet pan to a 9" x 13" pan to two 10" cast iron skillets. While the vessel can differ, one thing remains the same: This recipe is a shockingly easy way to produce a thick, puffy pizza with a bronzed, crispy cheese topping and just-charred edges.

Watch the recipe: Dynamite Pizza for Any Pan, Any Time

Get the recipe: Pick-Your-Pan Pizza 

Classic Baguettes Bakealong via @kingarthurflour Photography by John Sherman
Yes, you can make baguettes at home! 

7) Classic Baguettes 

It’s no secret that baguettes are one of the hardest breads to nail at home. That’s because they rely on excellent technique to achieve the ideal crumb, crust, and shape. This is one of those recipes where a visual demonstration is essential, and Martin walks you through every step — from mixing to scoring to steaming — to make bakery-worthy baguettes at home. 

Watch the recipe: Baking Baguettes You Can Brag About 

Get the recipe: Classic Baguettes

Cinnamon-Crisp Coffee Cake on a table with coffee Photography and food styling by Liz Neily
Super-tender coffee cake is always welcome at breakfast.

6) Cinnamon-Crisp Coffee Cake

In this video, Kye shows you how to make our wildly popular 2023 Recipe of the Year, a spiced, streusel-y coffee cake that works equally well for breakfast or dessert. Made with the reverse-creaming method, which Kye demonstrates, this cake is extra-tender and moist, with a fudgy layer of cinnamon filling threaded through the cake’s center.

Watch the recipe: Cinnamon-Crisp Coffee Cake - our 2023 Recipe of the Year! 

Get the recipe: Cinnamon-Crisp Coffee Cake 

Small-Batch Cheesy Focaccia Photography by Rick Holbrook; food styling by Kaitlin Wayne
Focaccia goes mini. 

5) Small-Batch Cheesy Focaccia

It’s always a good time for focaccia, but sometimes you don’t have enough people to eat a whole batch. And because this bread is best enjoyed the day it’s made, you don’t want to have a lot leftover. That’s where this small-batch version from Martin comes in handy; plus, he shows you how to add a coating of mozzarella and Parmesan for a crispy, cheesy crunch.

Watch the recipe: This Mini Focaccia is a Bread Game Changer

Get the recipe: Small-Batch Cheesy Focaccia

The Easiest Loaf of Bread You'll Ever Bake Photography and food styling by Liz Neily
This may just be the easiest bread you'll ever make.

4) The Easiest Loaf of Bread You’ll Ever Bake

It says it all right there in the name: This bread is so easy, even beginner bakers will have little trouble making their own loaf of crunchy, artisan-style bread at home. And for extra guidance, our YouTube video takes you through every step, making a simple recipe even easier to accomplish.

Watch the recipe: The Easiest Loaf of Bread You’ll Ever Bake

Get the recipe: The Easiest Loaf of Bread You’ll Ever Bake 

Rustic Italian Ciabatta Photography and food styling by Liz Neily
Level up your bread baking with ciabatta.

3) Rustic Italian Ciabatta

While crispy, airy ciabatta is simple to make, it can be tricky to master because of its sticky, high-hydration dough. With proper technique, though, you can mix, shape, and bake this bread without tearing your hair out — Martin is here to show you how.

Watch the recipe: Italian Ciabatta is Airy, Crunchy, and Simple to Make

Get the recipe: Rustic Italian Ciabatta

Pain de Campagne (Country Bread) cut in half Photography by Rick Holbrook; Food Styling by Kaitlin Wayne
One of our favorite sourdough loaves.

2) Pain de Campagne (Country Bread)

Not only does this recipe make an excellent sourdough loaf — crunchy, crackly, and with an open crumb — but it also uses discard starter in the dough. That means you can bake with starter straight from the fridge, as long as it’s healthy and has been fed within the past week. Long, flexible fermentation times mean this recipe can also fit seamlessly into your schedule, as Martin demonstrates.

Watch the recipe: The Best Everyday Sourdough (using unfed starter) is Pain De Campagne

Get the recipe: Pain de Campagne (Country Bread) 

A few loaves of Pan de Cristal showing their open crumb Photography by Kristin Teig
This bread (and its video) is a superstar for a reason.

1) Pan de Cristal

Our most popular video of all time is this awe-inducing bread, which can make you jump around your kitchen because the results are so thrilling. That’s because the interior of this Catalan bread — aptly nicknamed “glass bread” — is full of glossy holes up to an inch wide. To achieve this spectacular effect, the recipe uses some specific strategies, all of which are expertly explained by Martin in this YouTube video.

Watch the recipe: Pan De Cristal (100% Hydration Spanish Glass Bread) is an Airy Crunchy Dream

Get the recipe: Pan de Cristal

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Cover photo by Kristin Teig.

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Loaves of Pan de Cristal cut in half showing their very open crumb structure
Pan de Cristal
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6 hrs
4 medium (5” x 7”) breads
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Rossi Anastopoulo grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, which is how she fell in love with biscuits. She didn’t have any bakers in her household (with the exception of her grandmother’s perfect koulourakia), so she learned at a young age that the best way to satisfy her sweet tooth was to make dess...
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