Breading In Baking: A Brief History Of Baking

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Baking First, in order to understand baking, the history of bread will be discussed. (A Brief History of Baking).Thousands of years ago, In Mesopotamia wheat was discovered. Wheat is one of the earliest known food sources that was able to be stockpiled. If the seed becomes wet new sprouts would grow. With this discovery, it was found that if the seed was planted new seeds would also grow. At first the seed was likely to be chewed. In Mesopotamia and Egypt, these seeds and sprouts were enjoyed for many years. One day, it was accidently found that if wheat was pulverized it would make a paste. If this paste is set over fire it would make a flat unleavened bread. This flat bread would keep for several days. During these times this flat bread…show more content…
During this time, only the rich had ovens. The poor people would pay a fee to have their breads baked. The introduction of sour dough, white and beer bread was brought to light. Sour dough bread was made nearly the same way as it is today. Ancient bakers discovered they could save a bit of unused dough. Saving this dough meant they could start a new batch. This saving is now what is known as the mother dough. Mother dough, comes from unfermented dough. This dough does not contain yeast that is traditionally used to make bread rise. Instead, the dough sits untouched for at least two days, and creates its own fermentation process. A new strain of wheat allowed for the refining and process of white bread. The beer bread was soaked in water and the foamy run off of…show more content…
Birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions called for feasting on something so very delicious. My earliest memory of eating something sweet would consist of banana pudding. My father had a love for banana pudding. His mother used to make this pudding on special occasions. I do not remember ever eating her pudding, but I certainly remember eating my mothers. Over the years, my mother developed the perfect recipe of pudding for my father. From trial and error it was in a frenzied hurry that she tried the recipe from the back of a box. This box was the vanilla wafers that my grandmother used in my father’s very pudding. After making this recipe my father shouts this is it, this is the recipe that brings back my child hood recipes. So from that day forward my mother has been making this very banana pudding. Of course, I was too young to realize what was happening, my mother has told my son and I the story of banana pudding many years
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