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Easy Homemade Bread (No Yeast)

Ditch the yeast and the eggs for this 5-ingredient recipe for Easy Homemade Bread, including four flavor variations: plain, Everything seasoning, cinnamon-raisin and parmesan-black pepper.
4.95 from 72 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk or buttermilk substitute (See Kelly's Notes)
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and divided

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the buttermilk and 2 tablespoons melted butter and mix just until combined.
  • Generously flour your work surface. Scrape the dough onto your work surface then sprinkle the top of it with additional flour. With very light pressure, turn the dough so that it is coated on all sides with flour then knead it a maximum of eight times. Shape it into a 6-inch domed round.
  • Transfer the dough to a nonstick baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut a large "X" across the top then brush the top with the remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter.
  • Bake the bread for about 35 minutes or until it is no longer doughy in the center. Remove it from the oven and set it aside to cool before slicing and serving.

Kelly's Notes:

  • No buttermilk? No problem! Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to a liquid measuring cup, then pour in milk (any variety) up to the "1 cup" mark. Stir the mixture then let it sit for 5 minutes until it curdles and thickens slightly. Proceed with the recipe as directed.
  • To freeze the bread, wrap it securely in plastic wrap then place it in a sealable plastic bag. Remove as much air as possible and seal the bag shut. Freeze the bread for up to 2 weeks.

For Everything Seasoning Bread:

  • Omit the salt; stir 1 tablespoon Everything seasoning in with the flour; brush the top of the loaf with 1 tablespoon melted butter then sprinkle generously with Everything seasoning; bake as directed.

For Parmesan-Black Pepper Bread:

  • Omit the salt; stir 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper in with the flour; brush the top of the loaf with 1 tablespoon melted butter then sprinkle with additional grated Parmesan cheese and black pepper; bake as directed.

For Cinnamon-Raisin Bread:

  • Stir 3 tablespoons white sugar, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1 cup raisins in with the flour; brush the top of the loaf with 1 tablespoon melted butter; bake as directed.
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