National Homemade Bread Day is celebrated in the US on November 17th and celebrates the flavorful baked goods we love so much! The smell of freshly baked toast in the morning really drives you crazy – how can you refuse such a breakfast? On this day, people are encouraged to make their own bread in their own kitchen. What do you think about it?
National Homemade Bread Day has been created by baking lovers, although the exact creators are unknown. Bread has been around for almost as long as humanity has. It is believed to have appeared during the Neolithic period in Europe 10,000 years ago. Even after the tragic eruption of Pompeii, archaeologists found ovens – proof that people then knew how to bake pastries. The researchers even revealed that there were over 1000 bakeries in the area!
The modern world offers convenience in everything. There are a variety of bread machines on the market – choose any and cook without the hassle. Our ancestors could not have imagined that in the future a device would appear that would knead the dough itself, select a program and turn off when ready. Homemade bread is rightfully considered healthy – there are no unnecessary additives in it: only the ingredients that you have chosen.
Did you know:
- In the house-museum of Salvador Dali in Paris, there is a bread room. It is unique in that all items are made from bread.
- In the Byzantine Empire in the 10th century, bakers were exempt from paying taxes.
- One of the most serious insults in India is if a guest speaks disrespectfully about the bread.
- In England in 1266, the standard for the weight of bakery products was adopted – at least 600 grams. This law served for a long time: only in 2008 the government gave the green light to baking smaller products.
How to take part
Do you have a bread maker? We invite you to try a new recipe! If you don’t have one, there are many ways to bake pastries in the oven – find the right recipe and experiment. Invite your friends and family for a tasting. Enjoy National Homemade Bread Day!
When is Homemade Bread Day celebrated in 2023?
Homemade Bread Day is observed on November 17 each year.