The bread making process originated in ancient times. The basis of the operation is to mix flour with other ingredients, for example, water, fat, salt and some source of aeration followed by baking. As long ago as 2,000 BC the Egyptians knew how to make fermented bread. The practice was to use a little old dough, or leaven, to "start" the new dough. These two doughs were mixed together and allowed to ferment (rise) for some hours before baking. They made an astonishing 50 varieties of bread, paid wages with bread, and painted breadmaking scenes in their tombs.
How to make bread
Fancy making your own bread?
The Good Food cookery team show you how to knead, knock back and prove dough to bake the perfect loaf.
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