Quick breads are leavened bread-type foods typically risen with a modern chemical leavener such as baking powder or baking soda.
Useful as a quick fill-in for times in between bread-baking sessions, they are also prized in their own right as delectable treats.
Many types of quick bread date from an era before ordinary households had easy access to an oven, and so are meant for stovetop baking.
Typically, they are meant to be eaten on the day they are made or shortly after, as many do not tend to have long shelf lives.
See also: Quick Breads (main entry)