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HISTORY OF LEAVENED BREADS

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  THE INVENTION OF LEAVENED BREAD IS ATTRIBUTED TO THE EGYPTIANS WHO COOKED FLAT CAKES MADE  OF MILLET  & BARLEY ON HEATED STONES  & DISCOVERED BY CHANCE WITH A PIECE OF DOUGH  WHICH HAD BECOME  SOUR .                         THE GREEKS COOKED  LOAVES  MADE OF RYE ,OATS & WHEAT ON A GRID (A KIND OF OVEN).                   THE ROMANS COOKED THEIR BREADS IN HOUSEHOLD OVENS ,MADE OF BRICK & EARTH  & FLAVOURED WITH SEEDS OF POPPY ,FENNEL,CUMIN & PARSELY. FROM ITALY ,THE USE OF BREAD SPREAD  THROUGHOUT THE ROMAN EMPIRE. THE GAULS KNEADED BARLEY  BEER INTO THE DOUGH & OBTAINED A WELL – RAISED BREAD OF GOOD QUALITY. IN MIDDLE AGES,BARLEY TRADE BEGAN TO DEVELOP & FROM THIS TIME , BREAD BECAME VERY VARIED & MANY DIFFERENT KINDS WERE  PRODUCED.  

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shantihhh's picture
I can't think of a culture or cuisine that doesn't have a flat bread! They are simply one of the bestt. In fact one of my favourite cookbooks is of Flatbreads Shanti/Mary-Anne
HISTORY OF LEAVENED BREADS