Running Out of Bread? Here Are 3 Easy Recipes to Try in Quarantine When You Don’t Have Yeast, Milk or Eggs

It is pretty stressful staying in quarantine right now. Not only is the uncertainty from the Corona Virus out there, but living indoors for a long time can be challenging. More and more people are taking up activities they haven’t tried before, like baking bread! However, in tough times like this, you can’t just go and pick up ingredients you don’t have. Luckily, here are three bread recipes to try when you don’t have eggs, yeast, or milk!

Yeastless Bread

Yeast is an ingredient that isn’t common in a typical pantry. Usually, only experts and baking enthusiasts have this at hand. So if you’re just starting, this yeastless recipe is perfect for you! All you need are:
Four cups all-purpose flour
Two teaspoon baking powder
Half a teaspoon table salt
310 ml of water
One tablespoon vegetable oil or melted butter

To make this rustic style bread, mix all the dry ingredients first. In a large bowl, put flour, baking powder, and salt, and whisk. Then, add all the water and vegetable oil mixing until you make a smooth dough. Continue to knead it till it looks uniform.

Make sure you preheat the oven to 375°F. Form the dough into a round disc with a thickness of about one and a half inches. Now, place this disc in a pizza stone that has been well floured. Use a sharp knife to score an “X” shape almost three-fourth inches deep. Then place the pizza stone with the dough inside the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. Watch as the bread rises and turns brown on the surface while the inside will remain pale. Enjoy it with butter or any spread of your preference!

Milk-free Bread

You have to try this recipe if you have issues with milk, or you have just run out. Not only is this bread delicious, but it looks pretty fancy! Moreover, it’s one that is sure to impress. You will need the following ingredients to make this recipe:
1 and 1/4 cup water
2 and 1/2 teaspoon ​active dry yeast
One tablespoon vegetable oil
1 and 1/2 tablespoon sugar
One teaspoon salt
3 cups bread flour (approximately)

The first thing you need to do is test your active dry yeast. After you know they are still effective, stir in the sugar, salt, and oil. Then, mix in two cups of flour. Now, slowly add the remaining flour till it incorporates. Take it out on a lightly floured surface and continue kneading, adding as much flour as you need to make the dough soft and smooth. After you reach the required consistency, keep the dough in a well-greased bowl. Cover it with a clean cloth and wait for it to rise in a draft-free area for about an hour. The dough should be double in size. Moreover, punch the risen dough deflating it. Then, knead it again on a lightly floured surface.

Divide it into three equal pieces, rolling each one with your hands to make 15-inch ropes. Now, line them together on a surface and pinch the ends to fuse it. Braid the three dough ropes and pinch the bottom ends. Cover it again, letting it rise for 45 minutes more. Put the gorgeous bread into the oven for 35-40 minutes at 350°F. What you get is a bread with a beautiful pattern that is golden brown on the surface.

Egg-free dairy-free bread

Not only is this bread free of eggs and dairy, but it also uses minimal ingredients. So, you can make this simple bread with things you can easily find in your pantry. Not to mention, it’s pretty inexpensive! For this, you will need:
2 cups of warm water
One tablespoon of yeast
Three tablespoons of sugar
Two tablespoons of oil
One teaspoon salt
6 to 7 cups all-purpose flour

First, heat water to a temperature of 120 degrees. This is important to activate the yeast that you stir in. Set this aside for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix two cups of the flour with sugar and salt in a large bowl. Here, add the yeast mixture and vegetable oil to the flour mix. Proceed to beat with a mixer for around 2 minutes. Then, start adding a cup of flour at a time, mixing it with a spoon after each cup.

Make sure to keep adding the flour till you can knead it with your hands. Continue kneading till it becomes smooth then put it in a well-greased bowl. Let it rise for about an hour till it doubles in size. Punch it down and halve it, setting each dough to the loaf pan you will be baking in. Bake it at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes. And enjoy your fluffy bread with your favorite spread!