quick bread [kwik bred] noun
A type of bread leavened with baking powder and/or baking soda instead of yeast. Quick breads are quicker to make because the batter is baked immediately and doesn’t have to rise (yeasted breads require time for the dough to rise prior to baking.) They tend to have a soft, almost cake-like crumb, especially when compared to yeast breads. Banana Bread is a popular quick bread.
Quick bread often slices more easily if allowed to sit overnight at room temperature, wrapped well in plastic wrap. The flavors often further develop as well. They freeze well, so make two loaves and freeze one for later. Wrap in plastic wrap, followed by foil, then slip into a heavy zip-top plastic bag with the air removed. Defrost in the fridge overnight.