How to Make Bread Without Yeast – Easy Quick Bread
If you’re all out of yeast but in need of some soft sandwich bread, learn How to Make Bread without Yeast with this easy Quick Bread Recipe.
What is a Quick Bread?
A Quick Bread is basically any type of bread made without yeast because you do not have to give it time to rise. Instead, you simply mix your ingredients and move right on to the baking or cooking phase. You can make quick breads with baking flour, baking soda, or simply nothing more than flour and water.
A Close Second to Traditional Sandwich Bread
If you find yourself at home and need bread, but you can’t leave home for one reason or another, or if you find your grocery store is simply out of bread, then a quick bread that you bake yourself can save the day.
And if you’re short on time or if you have no yeast, it’s time to make a quick bread! This recipe is close as you are going to get to a loaf of traditional yeast-risen sandwich bread.
A Few Simple Ingredients
For this quick bread, all you need is a few simple ingredients. And the ingredients can be very flexible. You can use:
- Any type of flour you want (or have on hand)
- Any type of fat (butter or oil will do), and
- Any type of liquid (In a pinch, you can even use plain water from the tap!)
Very Little Work Creates a Delicious Reward
Once you gather your ingredients, you’ll mix everything until the flour is moistened. All it takes is a gentle hand. No kneading required. As a matter of fact, you don’t want to mix this batter too much. The lumpier, the better. It really couldn’t be easier!
So watch the video, print out the recipe, and let’s get baking. In about 45 minutes, you’ll be taking a gloriously light and deliciously fresh home-baked bread out of your oven. Eat it plain, or slather it with butter and jam. Either way, it’s going to be scrumptious!
More Bread Baking Videos
Whether you want to bake bread with or without yeast, with sourdough, with all-purpose flour or whole grains…or even sprouted flour…I have you covered with my complete video collection of bread baking videos. Enjoy!
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Easy Quick Bread
- Approximately 9"X5" loaf pan, metal of glass
- 2 1/4 cups All purpose flour Substitute with bread flour, self-rising flour, or whole-grain flour.
- 1 tablespoon Baking powder Omit if using self-rising flour.
- 1/2 teaspoon Fine ground salt Omit if using self-rising flour.
- 1 tablespoon Sugar, optional Use any sugar, including white sugar or a more complete sugar, such as Sucant.
- 3 large Eggs, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups Buttermilk Substitute with milk, dairy alternative "milk", buttermilk substitute, whey, or water. If using ALL whole-grain flour, add an additional 1/4 cup of liquid for a total of 1 3/4 cups.
- 1/2 cup Butter, melted and cooled to room temperature Substitute with other fat or oil, including ghee or clarified butter, coconut oil, olive oil, or avocado oil. Avoid highly processed oils, such a corn or canola oil.
- Make sure your oven rack is placed on the middle rung, and preheat your oven to 350°F.
- Prepare your loaf pan by generously greasing it. If you wish, you can place a piece of parchment paper on the bottom of the loaf pan and grease generously.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter.
- Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, and using a spatula or wooden spoon, stir the ingredients together until the flour is completely moistened. But do not over mix. Mix just until all the flour is moistened. The batter will be lumpy.
- Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan, and place the pan on the middle rack of your preheated 350°F oven. Bake for approximately 45 minutes. Since every oven is different, begin checking your bread at 40 minutes. It is done once the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean with just a few crumbs attached. If the toothpick comes out with wet batter on it, return the bread to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
- Once the bread is done, using pot holders or oven mitts, remove the pan from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack. When you can handle the pan comfortably, remove the bread from the pan and allow the bread to cool completely on the cooling rack.
- Bread may be sliced and enjoyed at this time or can be wrapped well and refrigerated. Refrigerated, the bread will stay fresh for about one week. If you wish, you may freeze this bread. Wrap well in plastic wrap, and store in a freezer-proof bag. Bread will stay fresh for about 2-3 months. Allow to defrost at room temperature before serving.
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Favorite Quick Bread Making Supplies
- Baking Apron (This is the one that I’m wearing in the video.)
- 10-Piece Glass Bowl Set
- Metal Loaf Pans
- Glass Loaf Pans
- Cast-Iron Dutch Oven
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
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