National Homemade Bread Day:
Celebrated annually on November 17, the National Homemade Bread Day is dedicated to encouraging the art of making homemade bread which is more nutritious and healthy! It’s a perfect day to display your baking skills with all your favorite bread recipes! The day also aims to encourage people to continue the tradition of baking fresh bread at home starting today!
|2020||17th November||Tuesday||United States|
|2021||17th November||Wednesday||United States|
|2022||17th November||Thursday||United States|
Related: Other National Days Celebrated on November 17th:
Why National Homemade Bread Day?
Bread is made using basic ingredients such as flour, salt, and water. The bread dough is prepared using the above ingredients, but not often restricted to it alone. Some bakers may also tend to include one or more of these ingredients such as milk, eggs, sugar, leavening agents, butter, spices, fruits or vegetables are added to improve flavor and texture of the bread. The ingredients vary from recipe to recipe but the basic ingredients remain the same.
The origin of bread can be traced back to 2650BC where grain was harvested in Egypt to likely make bread.
Bread is a staple food for most households in America. Nothing can compete with the rich smell and flavor of freshly baked bread. The tradition of baking bread is indeed centuries old and with time has evolved in taste and form! The daily routine of baking bread at home is a rare sight today. Thus the National Homemade Bread Day encourages individuals to bake homemade bread that helps you enjoy their fresh, nutritious, and delicious benefits at the comfort of your home! Doing so, you also eliminate additives and high salt.
With the invention of the breadmaker, you can now bake delicious and fresh bread at home!
You can modify the taste and flavor of your bread by including spices, raisins, fruits, and vegetables. Bread across the globe has different sizes and textures and suits at any meal of the day. You may choose any type of flour to make your bread. You can bake anything you like such as Baguette, Brioche, multigrain Bread, Pita Bread, and whatnot?! It’s easy, healthy, budget-friendly, and fun!
How Can We Observe National Homemade Bread Day?
- Bake your favorite bread recipe!
Celebrate the National Homemade Bread Day by baking your favorite Bread recipe from an old cookbook or find it online! Share pictures on social media to encourage others to bake their homemade bread using hashtags #NationalHomemadeBreadDay and #HomemadeBreadDay
- Find new bread recipes!
If you know the basic bread recipe, have a bread baking adventure by learning a new recipe today! Check out a new recipe online and you have a new recipe added to your menu for the rest of the year!
- Have a homemade bread party!
Invite friends for a homemade bread party! You can decide among yourselves the different types of bread to bake for the party. Enjoy tasting different recipes!
- Share your thoughts on Social Media
If you are a fan of homemade bread, share your thoughts with friends and family to encourage them about the benefits of homemade bread, and observe the day by baking bread of their choice at home!
Interesting Facts About National Homemade Bread Day:
Here are a few fun facts about bread to cherish the National Homemade Bread
- Bread can be served as a snack, eaten as a meal or used as an ingredient for a different recipe
- Sliced bread was not available until 1928 and when invented it was described as the best thing since the availability of packed bread
- Your bread lasts longer at room temperature
- Bread stored in the refrigerator will go stale 6 times faster
- Moldy bread was used to treat infected burn wounds by ancient Egyptians
- Before the invention of eraser, soft bread crumbs were used to clear pencil marks
- As per the law of France, a Bakery is one that sells bread made from scratch
- Growth of mold in bread can be prevented using Cinnamon. Which led to scientists creating cinnamon-based packages for baked goods.
- Germany produces the world’s most diverse selection of bread with its 200 types!
- The yeast or any leavening agents’ reaction makes your bread lighter.
- The bread’s flavor and color depends on the flour type and the baking style.
- In the past, the common leavening agents were used such as yeast, beer foam, grape juice, and previous day’s leavened dough.
History Of National Homemade Bread Day:
The details of the founder and the reasons for choosing November 17th is National Homemade Bread Day is unknown. There are no presidential claims to observe it as an official national holiday