Quick Breads: All You Need to Know

Quick bread is a relatively easy recipe to make, it’s so easy that even a beginner baker can master these delicious quick bread recipe. I love quick breads and muffins so much that you’ll always be able to find some in my freezer with an abundance of flavors and options for my family to enjoy.

Some people may not realize the difference between a dinner roll and quick breads, but they are different and quite honestly one of my favorite options to have on hand.


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Quick breads include a wide range of breads that you’ve probably eaten on a regular basis. For example, cornbread is usually served with a delicious bowl of chili and that is indeed a quick bread. If you’re ready to learn more about quick breads, then you’ve come to the right place to learn everything you’ve ever needed to know about quick breads. 

Why are they called quick breads?

Quick breads gained their name because they’re quick and easy to make. Quick breads use baking powder or baking soda as their leavening agent. 

What are the four main types of quick breads?

You may be surprised to learn that there are four main types of quick breads and they’re actually something each of us have enjoyed at some point in our life.

The four main types of quick breads are; Pour Batters, Drop Batters, Soft Doughs and Stiff Doughs. 

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How do you know when a quick bread is done?

The best way to find out of your quick bread is done is to place a clean toothpick into the center of the loaf. Pull this toothpick out and if it comes out clean then your quick bread is ready to enjoy and fully cooked. 


What are the functions of eggs in quick breads?

Eggs are used in quick breads to add color, flavor and moisture to your quick bread recipe. 


Are quick breads always sweet?

Quick breads can be sweet or savory, it really all depends on the recipe that you’re using to create your quick breads and what you add into the ingredients. 

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How should quick breads be stored?

It’s best to store them in a resealable airtight plastic bag. Be sure to line the bottom of your plastic bag or airtight container with a paper towel to keep moisture from ruining your quick bread. 


Why is my quick bread crumbly?

If you’ve found that your quick bread is crumbly, that simply means that you have too much fat or leavening agent in your quick bread. 


Why is my quick bread so dense?

Your bread should be dense due to the appropriate mix of ingredients to include the liquid and leavening agent. 


Can you freeze quick breads?

Yes, you can free quick breads. Wrap your bread tightly in aluminum foil or freezer wrap and then place your quick bread in freezer bags that are sealed and airtight. This will help keep them fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

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What are some examples of quick breads?


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