Since we are in quarantine a few items have been missing on the shelves of our beloved supermarkets and yeast is one of them. If you like the smell of bread in the oven, and the taste of smashed avocado on a freshly baked slice of bread then the chances are you have been looking for yeast too. Give up on your search, and hear me out! Here is a recipe you won’t want to miss, a Yeast-Free Bread recipe ready in less than 60 minutes!
I always thought that yeast was the essential ingredient (along with flour of course) you needed to make bread until I tried without it and realised that it worked! Of course, yeast brings lightness to your bread but I really don’t mind my bread loaf being a tad heavier as long as it tastes great, and it does.
I should have called this bread Fuss-Free Bread since it is extremely easy to make, does not need any resting time, nor does it need yeast or other ingredient we sometimes find in bread such as psyllium husk (don’t ask me what this is 😉 )
The ingredients for this bread are pretty simple, and I believe you may already have them or will have no problem in finding them. Although nothing surprises me when it comes to finding products at the moment. The only things left at my local Lidl were kiwis and mangoes, not a favourite among people it seems!
What will you need to make this Yeast-Free Bread?
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – a good olive oil is needed for this recipe; your bread will be so flavourful and will smell like summer in the Mediterranean land 😊.
Seeds and/or nuts – I have chosen pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds which are packed with omega 3 for a healthy heart. You can replace them with walnuts as well just make sure to crush them into smaller pieces first.
Spelt flour – spelt flour will give a dense almost chewy texture to your bread; you could try with another type of flour but this one is my favourite as it has a very nutty taste which I LOVE!
Does spelt flour contain gluten?
Yes, spelt comes from the wheat family and as a result contains gluten. If you are able to eat gluten but experience some troubles digesting it then spelt flour is for you as it a lot easier to digest than wheat. It is full of nutrients and high in fibres, for more information on spelt flour click here.
Toppings’ suggestions:this homemade nutella which is vegan and refined sugar-free
- 400 gr spelt flour
- ½ tsp. salt
- 30 gr cornflour (or arrowroot)
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tbsp. pumpkin seeds (optional)
- 1 tbsp. sesame seeds (optional)
- 60 gr extra virgin olive oil
- 190 gr cold water
- Preheat your oven to 180° C.
- In a large bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients.
- Add the olive oil and crumble the mixture with your fingers.
- Next, add the cold water and mix together until it forms a soft dough.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and shape it. Coat the bread with olive oil and place on a sheet of parchment paper in the middle of your oven.
- Bake for 50 minutes until slightly golden.
- Once baked take the bread out of the oven and place on a wire rack to cool down.
- It is best to slice your bread once it has completely cooled down, as it will keep baking even out of the oven.
I hope you try and like this Yeast-Free Bread, if so let me know! Share on Pinterest and tag a photo on Instagram #mimies_delicacies so that I can see your lovely creations as well as helping me reach more of you lovely people. Merci my friends!