No matter how much we try to kick away carbs, bread seems to not escape our lives. The simplicity of baked dough reaches the hearts of many in the world. There is something so satisfying and delicious about a piece of bread, whether you have it neat (by itself) or accompanied with a meal or even as part of a meal (think, sandwich), the creation of bread is quite a science. Each culture has its own version varying in shape, size, and taste, but no matter where you are, you can usually find some kind of bread at the table.
In India, you’ll find most bread is flatbread like their chapati made with whole wheat flour or the beloved naan leavened and baked in a tandoor oven. In Hungary, you might find kürtőskalács (chimney cake), a deliciously sweetened, warm bread with a perfectly caramelized crust. In Italy, you’ll find the iconic long, crispy sticks of bread called grisini. In Ireland, accompany a hearty warming soup with soda bread made with soda instead of yeast. And in Sweden, knackebrod, a flat cracker made of rye flour is common to eat with toppings like cheese or fish.
From naan to damper and soda bread to flatkaka, learn about many more interesting breads around the world.
An A-Z of Breads From Around the World brought to you by Expedia Canada
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