We’re celebrating Real Bread Week, annual celebration by the Real Bread Campaign of buying, making, and eating proper bread (made without additives). Launched in 2009, this event is held from May 9 to 15 this year, but that’s no reason we can’t enjoy the goodness of real bread throughout the year.
If you’re wondering what constitutes real bread, it’s basically bread that’s been made without the use of processing aids or any other artificial additives. This includes crusty baps, sourdough, bagels, bialys, injera, khobez, cottage loaves, baguettes, chleb, naan, chapattis, roti, hard dough, stottie cakes, lavash, ruisleipä, ciabatta, bara brith, Staffordshire oatcakes, bannocks, tortillas, paratha, porotta, pitta, pida, you get the drift.
You could also give scope to your creativity and pamper your taste buds by exploring healthy and tasty options such as cornbread, or the brightly colored pumpkin bread.
You can even try out this cornbread sage stuffing, or rustle up some bean town brown bread for regular days. For enticing the kids, you could offer them some delicious blueberry cornbread muffins. Another option is to give the simple vegetable sandwich a shot, or spruce it up by serving them a vegetarian club sandwich with seitan or the hard-to-resist Reuben-style sandwich.
Who says you have to stick to boring refined and over-processed white bread? It’s time to roll up your sleeves, head to the kitchen and turn on that oven. It’s hard not to love the smell of baking that’ll be taking over your home in no time at all.