10 easy bread recipes for when you don’t have time to make bread

Making bread can be more than a little arduous. There’s the kneading, the proving, the waiting…and sometimes we just don’t have time for that!

So swap sourdough for soda and focaccia for flatbreads and check out these 10 easy bread recipes that all take an hour or less to make (mostly less).

10 easy bread recipes for when you don’t have time to make bread

1.Garlic, anchovy and olive flatbreads

These flatbreads take well under an hour to make – including the resting time! Top with the anchovy, olive and garlic oil and serve as a tasty nibble or starter.

Garlic, anchovy and olive flatbreads

2. Soda bread rolls

Want all the satisfaction of freshly-baked bread without the time-consuming bit of proving and kneading? Soda bread is your answer. It doesn’t require any yeast, making it a mix-and-bake job – just serve warm from the oven slathered in salted butter.

3. Chilli corn bread

Every good chilli deserves to be served with a side of fluffy cornbread and this one couldn’t be easier to make.

4. Quick and easy cheddar and bacon loaf

Make this cheesy bacon loaf on a Sunday afternoon and take slices to work for a tasty on-the-go breakfast.

5. Guinness and treacle soda bread

When is Guinness and treacle NOT a good idea? We recommend serving these slightly-sweet loaves with potted crab for a delicious starter.

6. Honey-glazed shallot flatbreads

These flatbreads don’t require much more than yoghurt and flour and take a mere 5 minutes to cook in the pan. We’ve topped ours with honey-glazed shallots and cucumber yoghurt but feel free to swap for any toppings you prefer.

7. Garlic bread

Ok, so we’ve cheated with this one but nobody’s telling…Grab a white crusty loaf and fill with butter, garlic, parsley and lemon for this 15-minute crowdpleaser.

8. Corn bread with deep fried crispy onions

Take your corn bread up a notch with a crispy cornmeal-covered spring onion topping. Packed with cheddar, buttermilk and butter and served with chipotle mayonnaise, this moreish loaf makes a mighty meal in itself.

9. Beetroot and feta soda bread

This summery beetroot and feta loaf would make a fine addition to a picnic or alfresco lunch.

10. Classic soda bread

Hearty, nutritious and versatile, make sure to add this classic soda bread recipe to your repertoire. Need a helping hand? See our easy-to-follow video.

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