Bread is a staple in every diet; it complements with gravy, consumed in breakfast with butter, making sandwiches, sub or can be eaten as a dessert, or with a scoop of ice-cream. The following list is for the most popular bread around the world, from Baguettes to Roti.
1. Brioche bread, France
Brioche bread is a sweet, fluffy bread originated in Normandy located in the North-Western area of France. Brioche is exceptionally convenient to make at home as it does not require special equipment or ingredients. The simple, quick bread recipe is made from milk, eggs, butter, flour, and yeast, readily available ingredients at home.
The sweet, milky flavor of Brioche makes it ideal for breakfast or as a dessert
2. Babka bread, Israel
The culmination of bread and cake is the essential feature of Babka bread. This flavored bread recipe is of great importance to Jewish people as it originated in Israel and continues to be a necessary item on the menu of the evenings of Shabbat. However, with chocolate and cinnamon filling in Babka’s recipe, it has become a hit amongst many households, bakers experimenting with their rendition regardless of one’s religion. The bread is made with similar ingredients as Brioche bread; however, it is rolled on the floured surface and layered with chocolate spread once the dough is prepared. The bread is rolled again and cut into two pieces for braid knots. It is then slathered with egg wash and baked till brown. The delicious chocolate bread is a must-try despite the effort.
3. Rye bread, Germany
Rye is the most used grain in Germany and one of the European bread types rather than all-purpose flour, and Rye bread is mostly consumed as breakfast in the region. Since rye bread can be heavy for regular consumption, many people mix all-purpose flour or bread flour to add lightness to its structure. Some people also incorporate cocoa powder to enhance the flavor of rye bread. Otherwise, general ingredients to make rye bread include rye flour, bread flour, salt, yeast, caraway seeds, vegetable oil, and cocoa powder.
4. Roti/Chapati bread, India and Pakistan
Roti or Chapati is a staple in the South Asian diet, whether consumed as bread with gravy or simply ‘paratha,’ a roti fried in oil complements perfectly with a cup of tea or ‘chai,’ a more common reference. It is one of the easiest’ bread’ to make with just all-purpose flour or whole wheat, water, and salt. Once the dough is kneaded, it is rolled on a flour-dusted surface, and once a 9 inch round shape is formed, it is heated till brown spots appear. As it is a staple for South Asian food, the daily consumed bread is free to try and is one of the bread recipes without yeast.
5. Focaccia bread, Italy
Focaccia bread is an Italian flatbread paired with full course meals or a light snack for your teatime cravings, made from chopped garlic, honey, olive oil, dried oregano and basil, yeast, and all-purpose flour. The process is simple, mix garlic and dried herbs in oregano and incorporate the yeast, flour, and honey mixture. Let the dough rise and bake it until it forms a crispy flatbread texture. The focaccia bread is rich in taste, soft in the center, and crisp from the outside, making a delicious snack.
6. Tortilla bread, Mexico
Tortilla bread is home to Mexican cuisines with a soft shell, hard shell taco, and burritos. All it requires is all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder for dry ingredients, and vegetable oil and water for the dough. Once the ingredients are mixed and kneaded, it is just a matter of time to set aside bread for rising and rolling the dough balls and prepare tortilla-sized bread. Cook it on low flame till brown color appears. Use it to make your favorite wraps with hot chili mayonnaise, your favorite veggies, and protein to make it a complete meal.
7. Baguette bread, France
Baguette defines French food and is one of the unique food items to define French culture. The crusty bread is used with butter for a light snack, or the long roll is used to make sub sort sandwiches, both options equally enticing. It requires similar classic ingredients as other bread with all-purpose flour, salt, oil, yeast, and sesame seeds for additional flavor. The long 15-inch bread is a must try to get an insight into French cuisine.
8. Sourdough, United States
Sourdough has taken the internet by storm with beautiful patterns engraved on the bread, making it seem like an arduous task worth the effort. The sourdough starter has replaced yeast, and this organic ingredient helps raise the dough and is made with flour and water fermentation until it forms a yeast-like starter. Then all required ingredients include olive oil, all-purpose flour, cornflour, salt, and the starter. Incorporate the wet and dry ingredients and let it rise overnight. Once completed, roll it on a floured surface and put the round dough balls in the oven. Let it bake for 20 mins or until the crispy texture is formed.
The earlier list was to introduce bread with universally the same ingredients but with a different cooking concept. The popular bread worldwide does not require intricate equipment as we have seen and is a good substitute for store-bought bread.