Toast it, make a sandwich or just have a plain slice with jam and butter! Bread is our easiest answer to hunger pangs. The aroma of freshly baked bread, will make any person triggers a happy and positive mood.Try passing by the bakery and not being tempted to go in, because of the warm welcoming aroma of freshly baked bread.
Over the years, the humble loaf of bread has evolved, and now there are so many different varieties of bread. Read on to know more.
Sourdough : Easy To Digest
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This bread has a mildly sour taste as it is made by fermenting the dough with naturally occurring lactobacilli and yeast. It is said that the ancient Egyptians also practiced making this bread. While regular bread is made using store bought yeast, Sourdough bread, is made with a starter which is a combination of yeast and bacteria growing inside a paste made of flour and water. This in turn prevents the effects of phytic acid, making the bread easier to digest.
Rye Bread: Low In Gluten
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Rye bread is completely wheat-free and is made with the rye seeds. It’s made from a variety of whole grains and legumes that have begun to germinate. Pure Rye bread contains only rye flour and it helps in weight loss and helps to control blood sugar too.
Cornbread : Sweet And Moist
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Made with cornmeal this bread is best eaten with soups, stews or cold milk. The buttery texture with crisp edges with soup, makes it a perfect meal on a cold day. Cornbread is a little bit crumbly as compared to the other types of bread. Cornbread if made with whole grain cornmeal, is a good source of nutrients like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, folic acid, folates and vitamins A, B-6 and B-12.
Ciabatta Bread Or Italian Bread
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Ciabatta bread is a flattish yeast bread which has an open texture along with a crisp, floury crust. It is great as a toast as it toasts well and is flavoured with olive oil. It’s the best bread to use as the base for bruschetta. It’s a classic Italian style of bread that is made from a very wet dough.
Focaccia Bread : A Quick Alternative To Garlic Bread
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Focaccia is a flat oven baked Italian bread somewhat similar to the pizza base and is served mostly as a side dish or an appetizer. It is crisp on the outside and soft inside. It is high in gluten as it is made with a string flour. It’s a great idea to serve Focaccia Bread with ingredients that are used in a pizza or with mashed potatoes, pasta, soups or fried eggs.
Baguette : A Long Thin Loaf
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The Baguette bread is a long thin loaf of French bread and made of lean dough. It can be used to make sandwiches or just cut into pieces and eaten with cheese dips.Baguettes are best for the submarine sandwich type, and also Panini.
Banana Bread Is Like Sweet Cake
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Banana Bread is a moist sweet cake like bread made with mashed bananas. During the great depression, people would use old bananas to bake this bread in order to avoid wasting food . This bread tastes best when eaten hot straight from the oven, or with either tea or coffee.
How many varieties of bread have you tried?