You can not get to a store to buy bread - or the store has none. You have NO yeast in your pantry. What do you do for bread? First, even if you don't normally make bread - you might want to get some yeast and stick it in the freezer. It lasts a very long time there. It could be a good bartering item!!!
OK - now back to the question. I say no problem. I know many options for making some type of bread to eat with meals, make sandwiches, use as toast, whatever you use it for.
A little lesson about leavening agents. There is no perfect replacement for yeast. Nothing gives quite the same taste.
We can come up with some neat replacements. Baking powder is basically a combo of baking soda and cream of tartar. Cream of tartar is an acid and baking soda is a base.
You can also mix a 1:1 ratio of baking soda and lemon juice. 1/2 tsp. lemon and 1/2 tsp. baking soda is equal to 1 tsp. yeast.
You can also use a sourdough starter. That takes a few days to ready but is a decent substitute. Generally I have been told that you use 1 cup of sourdough starter for 2 tsp. yeast.
Always think about crackers as well - they can be eaten with meals too.
Now on to some fun options - NO YEAST - NO PROBLEM
Cornbread - it is very easy to make and very tasty. Follow the directions on the cornmeal pack or keep Jiffy mixes on hand. You can also make corn cakes with cornmeal. Love them all fried up! Throw in some chopped zucchini, or chopped onion, or chopped jalapeno - and YUM.
BISCUITS - so easy and so scrumptious (scones)
BEER BREAD - a tasty hearty and dense bread. NO it doesn't taste like beer. I always keep a couple cheap beers in frig for this reason.
Think using PIE CRUST for hand pies or calzones. Meat, veggie and 'bread' all in one!
These are very tasty and easy to make
PANCAKES or WAFFLES
These can be used to make breakfast sandwiches or as a side with jelly or honey for any meal. Use as roll-ups with fruit and jelly.
Great way to use leftovers - can use 'real' mashed potatoes or prepared instant
EASY NO YEAST ROLLS
Bake at 350* for about 15 minutes
TORTILLAS - super easy and cheap to make
STOVE TOP BREAD - PONE
2 C self rising flour
1 C buttermilk (or whatever milk yo have)
1/4 C oil
Mix this all together - it is a sticky dough. Let it set for 5-10 minutes after mixing. It kind of rises a bit.
Toss out on a floured board and form into a rounded ball. You could cook it this way - it would take longer. Best best is to divide into about 8 pieces.
You need a very heavy bottomed skillet with a lid. Get it pre-heated - medium.
Place about 4 roll size pieces in skillet (leaving room in between for more rising).
Heat about 5 minutes and then turn them over and heat for 5 more minutes. Each side should be golden brown.
These make great hamburger rolls or just basic sandwich bread or bread (cut in half) to eat with a meal.
This has been around for centuries.
I well imagine most every country grandma made this.
I have never tried making English muffins or English muffin type bread. That is something I might to to research one day soon.
I have each and everyone of these recipes saved in my computer and in my recipe files.
I have tried almost all of them and YES - they are tasty.!!!!!
So never fear - no yeast - no bread - YOU GOT IT COVERED!!!!!
Give these a try. They just might become a family favorite. Most are cheap and use basic ingredients in the pantry.