Who baked the first bread?

jayababy By jayababy, 24th Sep 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/27no4oww/
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The story of bread with reference to Egyptian and Roman days, how 'roti' replaced bread.

Its interesting to know that bread loaves were found in Egyptian pyramids.

Nobody knows when bread was first eaten. But, archaeologists have discovered that the Lake Dwellers of Switzerland in Central Europe had learned to make 10, 000 years ago. They ground wheat, barley or millet, mixed the flour with water, rolled the dough into thin sheets and baked them on hot stones.

Egypt was the first to invent ovens to bake bread. Egyptians were believed to be the creators of modern bread loaves which we now buy from supermarkets. Loaves of bread have been found in 3,500 years old pyramids of Egypt.

Rome in Europe had a well developed bread business by 100 B C-there were 250 bakeries during the time. The Government of Rome had strict laws about the weights and grades of bread.

The baking of bread is perhaps the most important activity known to mankind. Today, bread is an item of food in most wheat-eating countries. It is also one of the cheapest kinds of food. However, nutritionists frown upon the bread because the modern practice of bread-making removes much of the roughage from the flour. Roughage is an important component of diet as it helps the passing of waste matter from the intestines.

Though bread is available in most cities in India, it is not a popular food item. The humble ‘ROTI’ which is made from the same ingredient as bread, wheat flour, has taken its place. Different types of rotis are made in different parts of the country. These include the heavy tandoori ‘rotis’ and ‘nans’ of Punjab to the paper thin ‘phulkas’ of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

The oil-fried puri is a variant of the roti and it equals the roti in popularity. Other varieties of the roti include the ‘parathas’. There are several varieties of parathas and these include the stuffed ones (aloo paratha, gobi paratha, methi paratha etc.).

A similar food is the ‘debras’ of Gujarat. In India, rotis are made not only of wheat flour, but also of flour of bajra, millet and other coarse grains. They blend special flavors to the rotis.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
25th Sep 2011 (#)

Good and informative. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
25th Sep 2011 (#)

Good and informative. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar jayababy
25th Sep 2011 (#)

Hello G V Rama Raogaru, Thx a lot for the cool comment.

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author avatar Buzz
25th Sep 2011 (#)

Great info, my friend. I wonder if the Indian "chapati" which I love eating has similar ingredients to bread.

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author avatar jayababy
25th Sep 2011 (#)

Yes, Buzz, same ingredient for making 'chapati' also

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author avatar Buzz
25th Sep 2011 (#)

jayababy, can you write an article sometime on chapati, it's ingredients, and the dish it's matched with and/or the sauce it's dipped in? I love Indian food. Thank you.

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author avatar M G Singh
25th Sep 2011 (#)

Good info. Great post

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author avatar juny
25th Sep 2011 (#)

Nice share again :)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
28th Sep 2011 (#)

wonderful history thank you jayababy

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