Yeast is the most common ingredient in a bread recipe, but let us say that you wanted to challenge yourself and try something new by attempting a no yeast bread recipe. Unfortunately there aren't many guides out there on how make yourself a no yeast bread recipe. In order to help you out I have brought together the two easiest methods of achieving risen bread without the use of yeast.
By far the easiest way of achieving a no yeast bread recipe is through the use of chemical leaveners such as baking powder. A no yeast bread recipe that has a loaf of bread created using chemical leaveners would be called a quick bread. Quick breads are usually a sticky and wet batter in comparison to yeast dough. This sans-yeast bread best suits itself to the inclusion of nuts and fruits and this is the reason that most quick bread recipes will utilize either one or the other. My favorite no yeast bread recipe is this simple banana bread recipe.
There is one other no yeast bread recipe that I know of. It is called a popover and uses no other kind of leavening then the power of steam. This batter is incredibly loose and rises as the steam gradually forces the cooking batter upwards. This no yeast bread recipe is very delicate and it's important not to open the oven or slam anything down upon the oven lest you knock down the rising batter. Due to the large bubble in the middle of popovers they best suit themselves to filling themselves with things such as butter, whipped cream, or even jelly. Here is my favorite popover recipe:
2 T melted butter
1 cup of flour
1.5 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
Combine ingredients of this no yeast bread recipe in a blender for 30 seconds.
Preheat an oven to 400 degrees.
Grease a muffin/popover pan with butter. Then pour the batter into each section filling it half way to one third full then bake them for 40 minutes. Let them cool and serve warm.