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Homemade Bread

Who loves homemade bread? In my opinion, homemade bread tastes better because you’ve had a hand in making it, literally! In other words, you have taken time to craft the dough, wait for it to rise, and smelled it baking in the oven. Then, as you slice into the crusty, baked bread, you can smell the pure joy of why homemade baked goods are such a treasure!

Pesto Cheese Bread with Oil

Furthermore, many of us are homemade bread lovers, which inspired this web story. In conclusion, I hope all of you enjoy these recipes, craft the bread that your loved ones adore, share, and make lasting memories!

Sourdough Focaccia Bread
Sourdough Focaccia Bread is one of the featured recipes in this web story.

The History of Bread Making

According to history, the earliest bread was made around 800 BC in the Middle East. In order to make the bread, grain was crushed by hand. During this time, the bakers produced what’s commonly known as today’s tortillas.

Photo credit to Medieval Times

Homemade Bread and Early Societies

Did you know that the making of bread was essential to the formation of early human societies? The crafting of bread led to the formation of towns. Furthermore, bread “gave rise to more sophisticated forms of societal organization” versus the nomadic lifestyle that was more present around that time.

bread food basket loaves
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Extensive research has defined Egypt as the country where the earliest bread was crafted. Back in 800 BC, the earliest leavening agent was from the dough of homemade bread. In other words, a piece of dough from homemade bread was retained, mixed with water and sugar, and turned into what’s known as Sourdough Starter, today.

Photo credit to the New York Times

In conclusion, although time and the act of crafting, baking, and sharing bread have evolved, the love for this homemade good still exists today.

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