December 16, 2019
Bread, what is bread? Bread is a food made of flour, water, and yeast or another leavening agents once mixed together and baked. For example “a loaf of bread.” Bread is like race- there are many different types. There are at least 137 types of bread. I find myself using the word “bread” a lot but that’s okay because that’s what this article is about. Each type of bread is made of many ingredients, the average piece of white bread has 120 calories, total fat of 2g and has 11% of you total daily carbohydrate intake. Yeast is one of the main and most important ingredients in making bread. The yeast we use is an organism floating around in the air that we breathe. Anyone can capture it easily. Flour, the second most important ingredient, is a powder obtained by grinding grain, typically wheat, and is used to make bread, cakes, and pastries.
If you want to possibly lose weight or just become healthier in general, most health physicians and doctors suggest you cut out of your diet all types of bread and yeast products in order to surpass your goal. The amount of gluten in a slice of bread can range from 2 to 4 grams. Gluten products can be a big factor in weight gain while gluten free products can be high in calories, fat, and sugar. There are multiple views and conflicts towards whether you should eat bread in the morning or afternoon concerning weight loss or weight gain. Bread contains a wide range of minerals and vitamins that are beneficial towards skin, eyes, and nails. There are a few health benefits of consuming bread, all of them being the nutrition it offers you. There are also a whole handful of reasons to not eat bread, white bread specifically. It has been one of the main food staples in the world for thousands of years, people consume it for its convenience and of course taste.
There are about 5 trillion recipes in total on the world wide web and i can’t even begin to imagine how many of those are bread. Within 0.75 seconds you are able to find 252 million results for white bread recipes. Some of them being good and put on a website by professionals and some put on the internet for pure curiosity and to become known.
A recipe for traditional white bread
1 tablespoon of salt
6 ½ cups of bread flour
3 tablespoons of softened lard
2 ½ cups warm water
3 tablespoons white sugar
2 (.25) ounces of active dry yeast
Step 1: In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Stir in lard, salt and two cups of the flour. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
Step 2: Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
Step 3: Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into two lightly greased 9×5 inch loaf pans. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.
Step 4: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Step 5: Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
Recipe from: “Traditional White Bread.” Allrecipes, Allrecipes, https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/20066/traditional-white-bread/.
In conclusion, bread, I think, is a decent enough food and why not eat a piece now and then.