Special Sub-Topic: Breads Of The World
|This popular wheat bread from Italy literally translates to "slipper bread" and is typically used for making panini.|
Ciabatta. Ciabatta is often cooked in a woodfire oven and has a crisp crust, with a soft and 'airy' texture.
|The origin of these sweet breads is argued, but they are eaten around Easter time, with a mark reflecting the holiday. They also have a nursery rhyme named after them.|
Hot Cross Buns. Hot Cross Buns traditionally contain dried fruit, but are now available in various flavours such as chocolate chip, mocha, apple and cinnamon and others.
|This flat-bread from Spain and a staple in Latin America can be made from wheat, corn or even potato.|
Tortilla. Tortillas are used in many Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes, such as burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas and more.
|This braided Jewish bread is made from wheat and is served on several Jewish Sabbaths. |
Challah. Challah is a braided bread designed for sharing, which is of cultural and religious significance in Jewish meals. Challah is often served at the sabbath Rosh Hashanah, in a ball shape rather than the regular loaf shape.
|The flat bread is popular in south Asia, such as India, although its origins are in Persia. It is a common accompaniment to Indian curry.|
Naan. Modern Indian restaurants often sell flavoured Naan breads, containing ingredients such as garlic, cheese or spices.
|This bread from Germany has a name that sounds like a vegetable and a metal. It is made from Rye.|
Pumpernickel. Pumpernickel is a very heavy, slightly sweet rye bread that is associated with the Westphalia region of Germany.
|The French crescent-shaped pasty is very popular for breakfast.|
Croissant. While croissants are known to be French - and the word is the french meaning of crescent - they are thought to be originally Turkish, as their shape reflects the Turkish flag.
|This Australian camp-fire soda bread was made by early Australian travellers known as 'swagmen, drovers and stockmen'.|
Damper. Damper is considered a part of Australian 'Bush Tucker' cuisine.
|This Italian fluffy, sweet bread is enjoyed at Christmas time.|
Panettone. Panettone often contains dried fruit, and is often made in very large loafs that are tall and dome-like.
|This bread, from the UK region, uses sodium bicarbonate (AKA: 'Baking soda' or 'bi-carb soda') instead of Yeast to make the dough rise. Its namesake includes both these ingredients and the country of origin.|
Irish Soda Bread. Irish Soda bread is commonly a part of Ulster Fry, a 'full breakfast' containing bacon rashers, eggs, sausages, vegetable roll, white pudding, black pudding or lamb's kidney, fried tomato and others.
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