Instant - No Yeast Bread
Bread is a staple food prepared from a dough of flour and water, usually by baking. It is one of the oldest man-made foods, having been of significant importance since the dawn of agriculture. Source of the history of breads - Wikipedia.
We often fail to understand the value of things easily available to us - Breads being a classic example. Our reliance on Breads came to light when the #lockdown began and this everyday snack, breakfast item was no longer available. I made my first batch of Buns using yeast-stock of which exhausted soon, tried my hands at sourdough - needs a lot of patience and then finally came across an Instant Bread Recipe. Tried it and it turned out more like a cake - too sweet and too dry for my liking. So, finally after a lot of trials sharing a good recipe of Instant bread that I'm happy about.
Let's get baking...!
So this Bread loaf can be made with Maida, Whole-wheat flour or a combination of both. You can also replace a portion of the flour with some oats flour.
Have a look at the Ingredients -
Take 1 1/2 Cup flour and add in the salt and mix it with the whisk or fork.
In a bowl add in the oil/butter, baking soda and baking powder. Add this mixture to the flour and whisk.
Mix in powdered sugar/honey and whisk in one direction. Now slowly add in the warm milk to make a flowy consistency batter.
Pour the batter in a dusted Loaf tin and bake in a pre-heated oven @180 for about 30- 35 minutes.
Leave the loaf in the oven for another 5 minutes. Take out the tin and let cool for about 15-20 minutes. Scrape the sides to de-mould. Cool on a cooling rack for about an hour wrapped in a damp cloth.
Slice once the Bread has cooled completely. Now, feel free to lather it with some butter/jam and have slice or make a toast. Have it your way.
Fresh out of the Oven.
Baking Bread can be an easy breasy task. You just need one right recipe.
Okay so this is an unconventional way of making bread, but it works.The recipe will give you a slightly dense loaf as compared to the Sourdough or Yeast breads. It goes well with jams/butter - plain or toasted both ways. I hope this satisfies your Bread cravings amidst this lockdown. Happy Baking...!
Get Baking -
Few things to note while making this recipe. Keep your oven pre-heated as the batter gets ready. Do NOT forget to wrap it in a damp cloth, it prevents the bread from drying while cooling. Most important-Slice only once the loaf has cooled completely. Feel free to add in more milk to adjust the batter consistency when using whole-wheat/Oats flour. Also, the baking time can vary oven to oven,so test with a skewer before you take it out of the oven.