Looking for a delicious and easy homemade bread recipe? This bread only takes 4 ingredients and it is super tasty! Try this yeast free bread for your sandwiches, toast or just by itself!
I love bread, especially homemade bread! One of my favorites is my one hour baguette, because it is quick and easy and I can have it on the table alongside dinner almost any night. But I don’t always have yeast on hand, or I don’t have the time to wait for dough to rise.
On those occasions this bread is perfect! This bread is so simple, it has a nice crust, it is hearty without being too dense, and my oldest son declared it, “Better than regular bread.”
At the time I’m writing this there is a limited supply of groceries at the store. The world is a little crazy and people are hoarding groceries, and tons of toilet paper.
One of the things that is hard to come by is bread. Most stores either don’t have any or they’re limiting how much people can buy.
Now this isn’t the only time it can be hard to find bread, often when there is a chance of snow the shelves are bare, my dad, who lives in Florida, says the same thing happens there before hurricanes.
So although we’re living in a weird time right now, it’s not super rare for bread to be scarce.
So this recipe is a great one to have in your back pocket for those times.
It’s also a great recipe to have for pretty much any day of the year.
This is definitely not a, “For emergency only” recipe, it is one that you’ll want to whip up when you have a pot of soup or chili, or if you have a hankering for fresh bread and are in a hurry or have no yeast on hand!
It is a great bread for a weeknight dinner, and you could easily mix in herbs, spices, garlic, anything you’d like to doll it up with to make it even tastier.
It is delicious served with butter, it makes a kick ass PB&J, and is super tasty as toast with either butter or cream cheese… it’s good with pretty much anything.
A couple things to note. The dough is a bit sticky that is ok, just coat your hands with flour before working with it.
Also, you want to make sure you keep it around an inch and a half thick or it won’t cook evenly, it seems thin but don’t worry it puffs up nicely.
Also, make sure that your baking powder is good or you’ll end up with flat bread. You can test yours if you are wondering just to make sure before you start. You can find how to test it here.
This bread turns out best if you have a baking stone and you preheat it beforehand, you can also use a baking sheet if you don’t have a stone, your bottom crust may not be as crusty.
Lastly, this recipe calls for milk, you can swap out regular milk for Almond or other alternative milk and it should have the same result.
Here’s how to make this yeast free bread
4 Cups All Purpose Flour
2- Tbsp. Baking Powder
1- tsp. Salt
1- 1 1/4- Cup Milk
Extra flour for kneading
First you’ll want to preheat your oven to 375 preheating your baking stone in the oven if you are using one.
Now in a large bowl combine your flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add one cup of milk and stir, you can add more milk a little at a time until you have a nice slightly sticky dough.
On a lightly floured surface briefly knead your dough then form it into a round disc that is about an inch and a half thick. I put mine on parchment paper to make moving it easy.
Now take a sharp knife and cut a deep X in the dough.
Now move it to your preheated baking stone or a cookie sheet.
Bake for 35 minutes.
This bread doesn’t get golden brown, just along the edges, don’t overbake it or the crust will turn crunchy.
Once it’s finished just let it cool a few minutes, slice and enjoy!
- 4 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1- 1 1/4 Cups Milk
- Preheat oven to 375
- In a large bowl mix together dry ingredients.
- Mix in 1 cup of milk, add additional milk a little at a time to form a slightly stick dough.
- Knead dough briefly and pres into a circle 1 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut a deep X across the dough.
- Transfer to oven and bake for 35 minutes.