Is there anything that is more delicious than a fresh loaf of bread? We think not! If you love bread as much as we do, you’re going to love Real Bread Week. Whether you are eating it, baking it, or both, this is definitely a week on the calendar that is to be celebrated.
Learn about Real Bread Week
Real Bread Week is not just about any old bread, though; it is about real bread. You may be wondering what this means! Well, real bread refers to any type of bread that has been made without the use of processing aids or any other additives. For example, this means that there is no xanthan gum, ascorbic acid, chemical leavening, baking powder, or added enzymes found within the bread.
And, when we say bread, we mean any type of additive-free bread. So, this includes pitta, porotta, paratha, tortilla, oatcakes, roti, stottite cakes, bagels, baps, baguettes, wraps, and anything else that you can think of!
So, now that you know what real bread is, what about Real Bread Week? Well, there are two clear goals that are associated with Real Bread Week. This includes encouraging and helping people to bake their own real bread at home, as well as encouraging people to purchase real bread from independent and local bakeries.
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History of Real Bread Week
Real Bread Week has been running for quite some time now. In fact, it was first launched in 2010 by the Real Bread Campaign. It is a worldwide, yearly celebration of Real Bread, and the individuals who make it.
Fr a lot of years now, community groups, youth groups, care homes, schools, mills, baking schools, and bakeries have been getting involved in Real Bread Week. Not only do they bake delicious real bread, but they hold activities and events, ranging from feasts to bread baking classes.
How to observe Real Bread Week
The best way to observe Real Bread Week is by attempting to make your own real bread. You will find plenty of recipes online that make it easy for you to make your own real bread. Make sure that you check the recipe so you can be sure that it is a genuine real bread recipe and there are no additives that are included.
If you are not much of a baker, you could simply head to the stores and purchase a real bread loaf instead. Why not take a look online to see if there are any artisan bakers in your area that you have never tried before? In an ode to Real Bread Week, it is a good idea to try and support small businesses, rather than purchasing your bread from one of the big supermarket chains.
You can also support Real Bread Week by showing your support for small, independent, and locally-owned bakeries across your social media. Big up the local bakeries in your area! After all, it feels good to support local business owners and to help them get the word out, doesn’t it?