It’s wonderful what so much time on hand can make us do. Apart from the negative aspects of this lockdown, I have to admit, there are also many positives. Who would have ever thought that anyone would have the opportunity to be in such a time that just stops everything that is happening around them and in the world and gives them the chance to reflect on their lives. They say the world never stops, but this time it has. I’m using this time to do lots of things, one being adhering to your request and making things you want me to. This is why I’m finally sharing a no-yeast instant bread recipe today!
I think we are all mesmerized by bread. I mean why wouldn’t one be? It’s such a delicious treat that can be enjoyed in more than a million ways and it is made with the most basic ingredients that one can think of. Making bread however, is a time consuming process. It requires patience and care. That is why I don’t see a lot of people making bread at home and understandably so! But you don’t have to worry because if you’ve always loved bread but are scared of or lazy to make it, I have got you covered with my no-yeast instant bread recipe!
What is a No-Yeast Instant Bread Recipe
Technically speaking, a no-yeast instant bread is called Irish Soda Bread. The Irish Soda Bread, or as I like to call it, the no-yeast instant bread is basically a bread that comes together very quickly and does not require any yeast.
The texture of the no-yeast instant bread is slightly different from the commercial breads that we are used to eating. But just because it is different, doesn’t mean it is not amazing. It is slightly dense, but yet it is soft. My favorite part is the amazing crusty exterior that is just, to die for!
Ingredients for the No-Yeast Instant Bread
Now here is the best part, the ingredients. I am sure you have these ingredients on hand already because that’s how basic this recipe is. It is perfect for any and every household.
As the name suggests, this recipe has no yeast. So you don’t need to worry about rushing to the market and getting the same. No yeast means no need for proofing your dough. This is what saves on hours of your time.
For the texture of this bread, we’re going to be using buttermilk. Now again, buttermilk is nothing but a combination of milk and vinegar. If you do not have vinegar, you can also use lemon juice instead. I love using buttermilk in my recipes. It gives such a nice texture to everything and it is so easy to make.
Another great part of this recipe is that I am using half parts of whole wheat flour (aata), and half parts of all purpose flour (maida) in this recipe. This makes this recipe slightly healthier than the ones that only make use of all purpose flour. This is also important for other reasons, but we’ll get back to that later.
Apart from this, all you need is some melted butter, a leavening agent that is baking soda here and some sugar.
Importance of using both wheat and all purpose flour
Now I know what you are thinking, can’t I just use whole wheat flour and try to keep it healthy? I would not recommend using just whole wheat because this bread is already slightly dense. If you choose to completely opt out of using all purpose flour, then your bread will be extremely dense and it won’t be nice to eat.
Things to keep in mind while making no-yeast instant bread
In comparison to making bread the traditional way, a no-yeast instant bread is very easy to make. But as always, there are some things you need to take care of:
This is the first time that I am sharing a recipe of how to make bread from scratch! I was extremely happy with my end results and I hope that you will be too. If you make this no-yeast instant bread recipe, don’t forget to share a picture with me and tag me on Instagram @shivesh17.
Use this period to try new things and making food that is good for the soul. I’ve been sharing lots of recipes recently. Here’s a few that you can check out:
NO-YEAST INSTANT BREAD Recipe
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups whole wheat flour (aata)
- 2 cups all purpose flour (maida)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
- ¼ cup salted butter (melted)
- Line your baking tray with parchment and pre heat your oven at 220°C.
- In a bowl, put milk and add vinegar to it. Mix this well and let it rest for 15 minutes.
- In a large bowl, add all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, and baking soda. Mix these together. If you've chosen to add sugar just like I did, then you can add it in now.
- Once the sugar is combined with the flours and baking soda, add in the milk and vinegar mixture. Add in the melted butter also and mix everything till the dough comes together.
- While bringing the dough together, make sure to not overowork it.
- Once the dough has come together, dust your table top with flour and tranfer the dough on the table top.
- Using your hands, shape the dough into a circle and transfer it onto your baking tray.
- For the first 20 minutes, bake your bread at 220°C. After that, bake your bread at 200°C for 30 more minutes.
- Once baked, let the bread cool completely and then cut into it. Enjoy!