Can I make bread without yeast?
Yes! Yeast is used to make bread rise, feeding on the sugars in your bread dough to produce carbon dioxide and create air bubbles. The yeast works slowly which is why you leave bread doughs to rise until they have doubled in size. However, there are alternatives if you can’t find yeast in the shop – quick breads like soda bread, naan breads, pizza dough and scones all rely on baking powder, self-raising flour or bicarbonate of soda to rise instead. Read on for recipes for soda bread, flatbreads and gluten-free cloud bread that can all be made without yeast (the cloud bread doesn’t even need flour!).