What’s the most type of bread you consume?
Hot dog bun, hamburger bun, baguette, or plain ol’ white bread?
People often refuse to go against their everyday habits and continue remaining loyal to the same type of bread.
It’s a well-known fact that the US is a melting pot of different cultures: Asian, Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Armenian, etc.
And each culture has its type of bread.
No matter which culture you belong to, the decision to transcend and seek other bread will revitalize your taste buds.
What if you find a type that’s healthier and more delicious?
What if you start baking new recipes and you want to try making French Brioche?
So, without further ado, here are five types of bread you need to know more about!
In 1982, Arnaldo Cavallari, fed up by the success of the French baguette that was competing in the Italian market, rolled up his sleeves to make a new type of Italian bread.
He called it Ciabatta, which literally means “slipper” in Italian. He made it from high-gluten white wheat flour, salt, yeast, water, and olive oil.
On the inside, the bread is porous (has large holes) and soft. While on the outside, it can be a bit crusty.
The typical way to consume a ciabatta is to place some cheese, tomatoes, and rocket leaves. Then grill it until the cheese melts into a smooth texture.
Although the invention of this type of bread cannot be traced to a specific country, it’s claimed to have been consumed in Western Asia as early as 5000 B.C.!
It gets its name from starter culture, i.e., naturally occurring bacteria that react with sugar in the bread to produce a sour taste. Moreover, yeast is then added to a mixture of wheat and flour.
The result is a refreshing bread that lasts long in your cabinet!
Like ciabatta, its insides contain air bubbles, and its outside is crusty. So if you want a different bread that gives you a sour kick, you can go for sourdough!
3. Rye Bread
Rye is a type of grain that’s closely related to wheat.
Rye bread is made by combining wheat flour and rye flour to balance the more robust flavor of rye.
White and whole wheat bread taste differently than rye bread. Expect to get a more earthy flavor with rye, coupled with a bit of tartness in some types.
The best way to eat rye bread is to treat yourself to some pastrami and mozzarella cheese! Add a glass of red wine, and you’ll be ready for a romantic Italian evening!
4. Pita Bread
All the bread mentioned above, while highly delicious, are a bit high in calories for sure.
So if you want to cut down on your sugar and want a healthier alternative, look no further than Pita Bread!
This type of bread is heavily consumed by Arabs and is praised in many culinary cuisines. The way it’s prepared at high temperatures makes the bread inflate like a balloon and filled up with air.
Small pita bread, no larger than 15 cm, is typically made for falafels (fried/baked chickpea balls).
You can cut the pita bread into small pieces for a healthy option and dip it in hummus!
Another Italian delicacy, this type of bread is baked flat on baking or pan.
Its dough can be described as being similar to pizza. It has a soft and chewy texture that’s typically flavored with fresh herbs and garlic.
If you’re into the cannabis culture, you can get some THC edibles like THC-infused olive oil to gloss over your bread before baking.
Finally, pair your focaccia bread with feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, and oregano, and enjoy your healthy dinner!