Simple Bread Recipes with No Yeast

Simple bread recipes with no yeast

Bread without yeast is a quick bread. It is the best way to make homemade bread when you don’t have too much time on your side or when you are not ready for all the hassle.

To learn more about yeast and why it’s often used in bread machine recipes, read this article.

To make no yeast bread, it only involves combining the dry and wet ingredients and folding the mixtures for an even rise.

In these bread recipes, they use baking soda or baking powder to get a quick rise. Read through…

Brown Sugar bread

This recipe is easy to make, quick, and is full of flavors. It is a delicious breakfast or dessert. The brown sugar makes the bread to be moist, gives it the deepest color, and adds to the flavor. It is best to serve it warm.

The ingredients to include;

  • Baking powder
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Milk or buttermilk.
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable oil, canola oil or melted butter.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Recipe notes;

  • Consider mixing up this recipe to include extracts, nuts, fruits, oats, and also chocolate.
  • You can make the bread in a 2-1 pound loaf pan. If you have a one loaf pan, just cut the recipe in half and bake to about 50 minutes.
  • You can also use self-rising flour, but you will have to omit salt and baking powder.

The fantastic brown sugar bread is by Julie Blanner. Click on this link for more information on how to prepare the bead.

Cinnamon bread

The cinnamon bread is a sweet treat for breakfast or an afternoon snack. This recipe yields multiple loaves and so it perfect for holiday and parties. It is simple and easy to make bread with cinnamon sugar. The center of the cinnamon bread is tender, and it has a crunchy exterior.

The ingredients will include;

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Pure vanilla extracts

Recipes notes;

  • If you do not have buttermilk, you can use milk with lemon juice or white vinegar.
  • You will need extra sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling on top and coating the pan.
  • Before baking ensure that the pan is 2/3 to ¾ full of batter. Also, set the pan over a baking sheet with foil.
  • Watch the baking time closely and make sure to test for doneness early enough.

This recipe is by Samantha at Five Heart Home, and you can click here to know about the instructions and any other additional information regarding the method.

Beer bread

It is a no-knead bread recipe and requires no baking skills. It is quick, easy, and tasty. It uses only three ingredients. It does not have a strong beer taste, and even kids can have it. You can eat it on its own, with soup or chill and also toasting with butter and jam. The beer has yeast, and this helps the bread to rise.

The beer bread ingredients are;

  • Self-rising flour
  • Room temperature beer
  • Sugar
  • Salt (optional)

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Tips and recipe notes for the beer bread

  • Sugar gives the food a good flavor, but you can still omit it.
  • You can add raisins or cinnamon to give the bread a sweet taste and dried herbs and cheese to make it spicy.
  • Store any leftovers in a plastic wrap or foil in a cool, dry place for some days.

The beer bread recipe by Blair is from the food blog The Seasoned Mom. For additional information on the method click here

Emergency no yeast bread

It is a no yeast, egg-free, no-rise bread recipe. It is quick, easy, and straightforward, and anyone can bake it. The method uses only four essential ingredients. It does not need a strong bread flour as the dough does not require kneading to develop the gluten. This recipe will give you a hearty and rustic loaf

Essential ingredients for this bread;

  • All-purpose flour
  • Plain milk or a 50;50 mixture of yogurt and water
  • Baking powder
  • Salt

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Tips and recipe notes for this bread recipe are;

  • The dough must be a flat pancake, not more than 3 cm deep when it goes into the oven for it to cook properly in the middle.
  • For a vegan loaf, use soy or nut milk and add lemon juice before mixing the dough.
  • The recipe cannot use gluten-free wheat flour.
  • It is best to enjoy the bread while fresh, but you can still freeze it.

Helen Best-Shaw with the blog Fuss Free Flavours is behind this fantastic recipe. Here is the link to this recipe.

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What does a Bread Machine do?

People have been using the oven for baking bread.  But, more people are turning to a particular bread machine in making fresh bread at home. A bread machine is a kitchen appliance to use when baking bread, and it’s an excellent investment because who doesn’t like a freshly baked bread?

However, making bread can be a tedious task and time-consuming and may result in subpar loaves of bread. With the bread machine, you get consistent results, and it eases the workload when making bread.

Continue reading to find out what the bread machine does and how it enhances the bread-making process.

Bread machine baking options;

The device can make most types of bread including;

  1. White, brown or seed bread;

Bread machines can make these loaves. Some of them come with setting for baking rye bread. When baking white bread, there are many choices of loaf sizes, baking programs, and also the crust finishes. The machine will produce a meal with a soft and light texture, evenly brown and with no bumps.

  1. Gluten-free bread;

With the many models available, some makes cater specifically for the needs of healthy-eating people. A machine with a gluten-free setting is best for baking this bread. It allows making gluten-free bread using unique recipes. It is ideal for people who have coeliac disease (a condition from the intolerance of gluten) and have to go gluten-free.

  1. Specialty bread;

Some machines come with recipes for making inventive bread and the standard white, brown and whole meal. For those looking to impress at a party or visitors at home, they can bake any bread they want. You can cook either with the raw ingredients or using bread mixes.

What else to make with a bread machine;

A bread machine is a versatile kitchen appliance. It is not limited to baking bread only. You can use your bread machine to make other things, but there are some limitations. The devices have special features to make baking easier. There are even machines with special tools to help in mixing solid ingredients.  Here are some of the meals you can make with the bread machine;

 

  • You can make fruit or vegetable butter; it is a functional appliance for making these butter. The slow and steady heat in the machine helps in developing the sugars in the fruits.
  • Making tomato sauce; the machine has agitation components that make it suitable for the sauce.
  • Jam; the machine is suitable for making jam. The sugar and fruit need to cook at high temperatures.
  • Baking cakes; the machines are good at baking cakes. There are some models with ‘bake-only’ setting and have a selection of recipes for a start. Most of the devices do not mix the ingredients. You will still do the stirring, beating and folding. The machine will only take care of the baking cycle. Before adding the cake mixture, remove the kneading paddle and line the pan with parchment paper.
  • Making dough; in case you need to bake buns or croissants, the kneading paddle in the machine will do the kneading for you. That leaves with you with just letting the dough rise and then baking it in the oven.
  • Making pasta; the machine can mix and knead pasta dough. You will still have to use a pasta machine to roll and flatten it and cook as usual.

Different kinds of bread machines;

There are different bread-making devices available in the market. Each of them serves a particular purpose. Bread machines make pieces of bread the shape of the container. The common types of bread machines include;

  • Horizontal;

The bread machine bakes loaves horizontally positioned.  It has two kneading paddles inside the bread tin. Most bread from the bakery is flat.

  • Vertical;

It has only one kneading paddle. The bread machine tin has an upright shape, and so it bakes vertical bread.

  • Large;

This made machine is most suitable for prominent families. It can produce up to 3 loaves of bread enough to feed everyone.

  • Small;

It is small and does not take much of the counter space and can make bread enough for only a few people. Most suitable for people who don’t overeat food or with a limited kitchen space.

Benefits of using Bread Machines;

Bread machines are not a necessity, but, there are many advantages of owning one to make bread.

  • It is easy;

Baking bread using a bread machine is an easy task. You only have to choose the options you desire. The mixing, rising, and baking will happen inside the bread maker, and so there is no mess.

  • You get to enjoy a freshly home-baked bread;

The machine has a timer function. It allows for one to set the baking cycles at different time. It is useful when one wants to have bread for breakfast. Also, since it is fresh, you will love eating it, and it’s healthier.

  • Saves money;

Having a bread machine can save you money in the long-term compared to buying it every time you need it. Especially to those with any dietary restrictions, baking at home is better. The machine cost is just a fraction of the cost of buying bread from the bakery. It ends paying for itself.

  • Great taste and quality;

Since you are making it, you can ensure that the ingredients are fresh and of high quality. You cannot compare it in terms of taste and quality with mass-produced bread from the store.

  • Different kinds of bread;

A bread machine can make various kinds of food like; gluten-free, whole wheat, and many others.

  • Control;

You have the control of what you eat as you can control the components to include in your loaf. It is useful to people with allergies and must control the intakes of ingredients.

 

Wrapping up;

Bread machines are not a must, but they are convenient, especially to those who bake almost every day. With the many bread machine recipes available, you can get a different bread each time. And furthermore, it is more satisfying to make your bread than buy it. To those thinking of investing in a bread machine, it’s a worth investment and the market has enough options to choose.

Making and Baking Bread in an Instant Pot

An instant pot, also known as the instapot, is one of those all-in-one devices that every kitchen should have! This is because, it’s not only versatile, but also makes delicious meals quite fast as it has a pressure-cooking function.

And, unlike with most stovetop pressure cookers, there is no safety concerns with an instant pot as it features a lid that stays locked till all the pressure is released.

The purpose of this article is to guide you on how to make bread in an instant pot. Whether you have just bought the instant pot, or you have had it for a while and now you want to try making an instant pot bread, read through for a helpful guide and instapot using tips.

Disclaimer!

Instant pots don’t have a baking mode. But, you can still make a warm and soft instapot bread that looks and tastes better than what you get from your local bakery. However, you have to use the right recipe and follow the instructions keenly to get the best results.

 

Instant Pot bread ingredients;

When making bread in an instant pot you will need simple ingredients such as;

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1 cup regular whole-wheat flour
  • ½ tablespoons salt or 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • One ¼ teaspoons yeast or ½ teaspoons yeast(active dry yeast)
  • Seasonings (but it is not a must). You can sprinkle Italian seasonings before cooking or spread garlic glaze if you want garlic bread before toasting it.

Kitchen tools to use;

  • Instant Pot
  • Saucepan
  • Measuring cup and spoon
  • Whisk
  • Wooden spoon

 

Instructions to follow when making an instapot bread;

  • To start, line with parchment paper and grease a 6-8″ cake pan. Ensure that the container can fit well inside the Instant Pot.
  • Place the trivet inside the Instant Pot and then add a cup of warm water.
  • Mix the water, yeast, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Allow the yeast to proof. Give it about 3 minutes, and it will begin to foam. Then, start to add the flour all over the counter and shape the dough.
  • Since this recipe does not require kneading, mix the dough by hand, and ensure there is no appearance of dry patches.
  • In the cake pan, fold out the ready dough.
  • Place the cake pan in the Instant Pot and lid on top. The cover does not need to be secured.
  • Select the ‘keep warm’ setting on the Instant Pot and for about 2 hours allow the dough to rise.
  • After the dough doubles in size, refrigerate it or continue baking. If it hasn’t doubled, proof for another 30 minutes.
  • You can now secure the Instant Pot lid and select the manual setting, bake for 45 minutes.
  • When the time is up, perform a full natural release.
  • For those who desire a golden brown look, they can toast the loaf of bread under the broiler of an oven for a few minutes.
  • Remove bread and let it cool before slicing and serving. If there are any leftovers, store them at room temperature in an airtight container or bag or cover them. The bread is best the first day but can last up to five days and then it will begin to dry.

Shaping the dough for an Instant Pot bread;

It can be hard for both new and experienced bread bakers but here is how to do it;

  • Toss some flour on the kitchen counter of pastry board if you have it.
  • Dump out the dough carefully from the container or cooking pot.
  • Sprinkle some flour over the dough.
  • Flip over the dough either using your hands or a bench knife.
  • Twirl the dough into a Boule using your hands.

The pairing of an Instant Pot bread

A fresh instant pot bread has a soft and warm texture and very easy to enjoy it on its own. But, one can also enjoy it alongside other foods like;

  • Sandwiches
  • Stews
  • French toast
  • Soups

Tips for when making an Instant Pot bread;

  • Always ensure to weigh each ingredient correctly to ensure perfect results.
  • Combine the flour with water gently to mix it well.
  • The flour absorbs the liquid while resting.
  • When you reshape the bread, let it rest for 30 minutes or there about
  • Cook the dough until the spots are dark. This lets you know when your bread is perfectly cooked.
  • Place the bread on a baking rack after removing it from the oven. This gives it time to cool as desired without absorbing moisture, unlike if you were to put it on a plate.
  • Only cut into the bread after it has cooled. It will need time to rest.

Instant Pot to proof bread dough

Proofing of dough in an instant pot helps save a lot of time. Creating a warm and humid setting for the mixture slows the yeast to produce carbon dioxide gas, which causes the stretching of the gluten and also creates air pockets. It will raise the dough and give it a light and chewy texture.

One can also use the instant pot bread proofing technique to proof any bread recipe even when planning to cook them in the oven. It accelerates the proofing in a controlled environment.

 

Bottom Line;

An instant pot is great for cooking various foods and it helps save time, money, and energy. If you are the adventurous type in the kitchen, there is so much that you can try with an instant pot.

When making instant pot bread, you can try as many recipes as you wish, till you get that that quenches your thirst for a freshly made bread. However, to avoid disappointments, get your instapot bread recipes from reliable sources and follow them keenly. Also, make sure that you are using the correct settings.

Making Bread without using Yeast or Baking Powder

Do you always need yeast or baking powder to make bread? No. It is possible to make a bread without yeast or baking powder. It is one of the ancient ways of making breads because yeast was not produced then.

So, how does it work? Simply put, once you mix the flour and the water, the final product is what’s known as a sourdough. It is as a result of fermentation that takes place once your mixture picks up enough natural bacteria from the atmosphere. And, at this point, you won’t need other additions and you will be ready to make your bread.

Note: Breads produced this way, without yeast or baking powder, have a far superior flavor compared to the commercially produced. HOWEVER, making your own sourdough takes a few days, but the result is worth the wait.

And, apart from the above method, the sourdough process, there are many, quicker, and simple ways of making bred without yeast or baking powder.

This article aims to show you how to make bread without yeast or baking powder and here are a few recipes that you can follow:

 

Unleavened bread (Egg Matzah);

We know the unleavened food from different cultures. This bread is flat and quick to make. It is still delicious, and most people love to eat it. One can also serve this bread in many ways.

The ingredients you need to make this bread include;

  • ½ cup of honey
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • ¼ cup of vegetable oil
  • One egg
  • ½-1 teaspoon of salt
  • 4-5 cups of all-purpose flour

Instructions;

  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Use a parchment paper to line two baking sheets. You can also use a nonstick cooking spray or aluminum foil.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add oil, salt, water, egg, and honey and stir them to mix them evenly. Instead of the standard vegetable oil, you can use melted butter or canola oil. Before mixing the ingredients, break the egg by pressing the yolk with the mixing spoon. It will make it easier for the yolk to blend into the rest of the mixture.
  • To the other ingredients, add a cup of flour at a time. Ensure to mix well to incorporate the flour thoroughly. After blending in at least 4 cups of flour, knead the flour until it forms a stiff and elastic dough.
  • With your hands, divide into two halves the dough. Then separate them to form quarters and then again into three equal balls. You can also consider separating the mixture in three or four portions and cut them to size after rolling the dough flat.
  • Roll out each ball using a floured rolling pin. Before handling the dough, the hands should have some flour, cooking spray or oil.
  • Poke even holes on the surface of each portion of dough using a regular fork. Do not leave more than 1-inch space in between rows. If the mixture is in large pieces, use a sharp knife to divide them into about 12 evenly sized rectangles.
  • Place the portions of dough on the baking sheets and then sit them in a preheated oven. Bake until it is golden brown around the edges and the surface. Ensure it does not cook for too long otherwise, it will become hard and unpleasant.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and transfer it to a wire rack to cool. It is best to enjoy it while fresh. Store the food in a plastic bag for some days.

 

  • Lavash Bread;

It is a flatbread popular in Turkey and Iran. For the best results, always ensure to roll the dough out thinly.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour

Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes

 

The ingredients include;

  • 2/3 cup of water
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • One teaspoon of caster sugar
  • One egg white and two beaten
  • 30g of melted butter
  • Two tablespoons of sesame seeds
  • 2 ½ cups of plain flour

Instructions for making Lavash bread;

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  • Stir together salt, flour, and sugar in a large bowl. Then add water, the melted butter, and one egg white. Mix them well to make a stiff dough. For 5 minutes, knead until the mixture is smooth.
  • Divide the dough into ten balls and roll each on a surface with some flour until it is paper-thin. You can place them on a baking tray without oil. Then brush them with egg white and also sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • You can bake them in batches in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes until it is brown.

 

  • Cloud Bread;

It is a low carb, gluten-free, and grain-free bread. It is light and fluffy, almost cloud-like. It uses only four ingredients, but one can still add herbs and spices to add flavor. You can consider adding bagel seasonings or shredded cheese on top. You can also add onion powder or garlic powder to the mixture before baking. The main ingredients are eggs and cream cheese. To create the bread structure, separate the eggs, and whisk the whites. The bread must sit overnight before eating to allow it to soften. The food can stay in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

The cloud bread ingredients are;

  • ¼ teaspoons of salt
  • ¼ teaspoons of tartar
  • Three tablespoons of softened cream cheese
  • Three eggs, separated

Instructions;

  • Preheat the oven to 149 degrees Celsius and then lining with parchment paper two baking sheets.
  • Whisk the cheese, salt and egg yolks in a large bowl until smooth.
  • Add cream of tartar with egg whites in a bowl of a stand mixer, and beat them until the eggs form stiff peaks.
  • Fold the egg yolk mixture into egg whites and mix them well until no egg white streaks remain. Don’t use a mixer as it may remove the air whipped in by the egg whites.
  • Divide the mixture using a large spoon into 12 even circles on the ready baking sheets. Bake until the surface turns golden brown. Then place the pieces of bread on a wire rack for them to cool.
  • Once cool, seal them overnight on the counter. The bread will become soft and bread-like.

Bottom Line;

When looking to make a tasty treat for the family, you can consider some of the above recipes. You don’t have to forgo the whole idea of making homemade bread simply because you don’t have or don’t take yeast or baking powder.

How does a Bread Machine work?

As much as we love freshly homemade bread, the process of making it can be quite demanding at times especially when you have other things to do.

But, thanks to bread making machines, everyone can make their preferred bread, quickly and perfectly. However, bread making machines can be tricky to use, especially when working with different recipes, and also given that different models and brands come with different settings.

This article focuses on answering the question; how does bread machine work? And we will look at the basics of how a bread making machine works to help you navigate through the settings no matter the type you come across.

Some features of the bread machines

Bread machines come in different features. Some of its useful parts include;

  • Bread pan

The machine has a non-stick pan. It has the kneading paddle, rotating shaft and a handle for lifting the pan. Always use plastic on this surface.

  • Cool wall

It is an insulated outer wall to stop the surfaces from getting too hot when baking.

  • Kneading paddle

It mixes ingredients in the bread pan and kneads them into the dough. After the kneading cycle, it collapses and will leave a hole in the bottom of the bread. There are some machines with twin paddles, and this will create a rectangular bread.

  • Viewing window

It is only useful for those who want to see the bread as it bakes and checks on the progress.

  • Alerts when the bread is ready

It is not a vital feature, but useful if you will be busy around the house and want to hear an alert when it is complete.

  • The bread measuring accessories

There are bread machines that come with measuring beaker and spoon. These are helpful to get the recipe right.

Bread machines setting include

  • The control panel

It has a menu to select the size of the loaf, the type of flour, the choice of shade of the crust colour. It is an essential factor for all bread machines and in making great bread.

  • The delay setting

Most machines come with a 13-hour delay setting option. It is helpful if you want fresh bread in the morning. You will have to set the machine before going to bed, and it will be ready when you wake up.

  • Rapid bake setting

This setting is helpful when you are making the bread in a hurry. The bread will bake faster. For best results, it needs to be longer.

  • Automatic dispenser

It is useful where one needs to add ingredients like nuts or fruits.

The steps involved when making bread using the bread machine are

  1. Setting the machine

To start, remove the bread pan from the machine. It should not be near wet or hot surfaces. Fit the kneading blade to the middle of the bread pan. Ensure it is locked.

  1. Get the ingredients

The necessary ingredients to make bread in a bread machine are yeast, flour, sugar, salts, liquids and fats.

  • The yeast; the yeast here is usually the active dry yeast. You do not have to use rapid rise yeast.
  • Flour; bread flour is better. It is from hard wheat, and so it has more gluten than the regular all-purpose flour.
  • Salt; it is necessary as it regulates the processing of rising. It also adds flavour.
  • Sugar or honey; they soften the dough and the bread. They also help to get brown bread and to have a crispy crust.
  • The liquid ingredients need to be at room temperature; It is vital if you are using the rapid cycle.
  • Fats are vital in preventing the dough from sticking on the non-stick bread pan. It also makes the bread softer. You can use butter, bacon grease, margarine or oil, they will the same results.
  1. Adding the ingredients

Ensure that you measure the exact amount of the ingredients before putting them in the machine to get good results. If you are mixing and baking the dough right away, you can add the ingredients in any order. However, the order is essential if you are using the delay cycle settings. Usually, the liquid ingredients come first into the bread pan. Then add the flour and cover all the liquids completely. Now add the rest of the dry ingredients sugar, salt, seasonings. For the yeast, you make a well at the centre of the flour and sprinkle it there.

  1. Mixing and kneading

After adding the ingredients, then select a program for the bread machine to follow. Most bread machines have some set programs available at the touch of a button. One of them is mixing and kneading. The machine will start mixing the ingredients with the dough book for some time. It will then let the dough rest to develop its gluten, and then the hook will begin turning again, to knead the dough.

  1. Rising

The bread machine’s thermostat raises the temperature around the dough to allow the bread to rise for an appropriate amount of time. When it is complete, the machine will now go into the baking mode.

  1. Baking the bread

The microchip that controls the machine’s thermostat will raise the temperature again. It will do this to bake the bread. The bread will cook for the time that you have set the machine will beep when complete. Press stop. Using some heat protector, remove the bread pan from the machine and place it onto a cooling rack to release the bread from the pan. Let the bread cool for about 30 minutes to 1 hour, and it will be ready for eating. Let the machine cool as well before cleaning it.

The rules for using a bread machine are

  • Always clean it every time you use it.
  • Before any maintenance or cleaning, the machine must be unplugged and completely cool
  • When cleaning, ensure you do not pour any liquids directly in the machine.

Cleaning the bread machine

Care for the machine to prolong its life. It does not take much time.

  • Remove any crumbs or residue from the bread pan and on the machine’s heating element.
  • Clean the heating element with a soft cloth gently.
  • Clean the baking pan and the kneading paddles using warm water, soap and a soft cloth. Avoid using chemicals.
  • Use plastic utensils to scoop ingredients in and out of the bread machine.
  • Ensure the parts are dry before putting them in the machine.

Conclusion

The bread machine is mainly for making bread, and they make the process easier. They are simple to use once you get comfortable with adjusting the settings as per your requirements. And the most important of all is you get great bread.