Bread is a daily staple in most every household worldwide. We toast and eat bread for breakfast with jelly and jam. At lunch time we make sandwiches with our bread. At dinner time we serve bread with our main courses and as appetizers.

Bread is found and sold almost everywhere, from street corners and open markets. To your favorite grocery store, the bread aisle is a familiar friend to most shoppers.

Bread comes in many varieties and types, although there are many different types of bread they all fall into 3 main categories.

High rising breads: these breads rise high and are baked in pans. Medium rise breads: These breads are exactly what the name implies, they rise a medium amount. French bread and Rye bread fall into this category. Low Rise Breads: These breads do not rise much at all, hence they are known as flat breads. Pita bread is a flat bread.

Gluten Free Breads

Multigrain Breads
These breads are made from a mixture of wholemeal, white or rye flour and can contain a variety of ingredients like cracked and whole grains of wheat and other cereals such as rye, corn, barley and rice millet.

Multigrain breads fall into either the Light or Heavy category. Light multigrains use small kibbled grains, oats or other wheat mixed in the bread. Light multigrain has an airiness similar to white bread. Heavy multigrain has dense texture and a high grain content.

Rye Breads
Rye bread came from Europe and comes in many varieties and sizes. Rye breads can be dark or light in color. Rye bread is a wholemeal bread that is made from rye or by using a mixture of rye and wheat flour. Rye flour is different from regular flour, rye flour contains more amylase enzyme which is what breaks down starch into sugars. Caraway seeds are often added to rye bread, yet there are seedless varieties as well.

Whole Wheat Breads

Our site is devoted to bread, breadmaking and all things bread. Find lists of top bread brands with reviews for each. Information about making bread, how different types of bread are made and even gluten free breads for those who cannot eat the traditional types. We offer tips and advice on how to make bread and which bread maker to choose.

If you are on a diet we can help you as well, with lists and information about low calorie breads. We have tips on how to store your bread, so you can keep it fresh for as long as possible.
 
Gluten Free Breads
Unfortunately there are some people with a gluten intolerance that keeps them from enjoying some foods, including most breads.

A condition called "Celiac Disease" means that your body cannot tolerate a protein called gluten which is found in wheat, rye, barley, oats and spelt.

Those with gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease need to eat gluten-free foods, including breads. The problem is that gluten gives bread the chewy texture and elasticity that most of us like.

It can be tricky to find gluten-free breads that are desirable and tasty.

Domino's Pizza
Domino's not only delivers, they now offer you a choice of gluten free pizza crust. An interesting innovation from a company that is certainly on a real comeback. You have to ask for the gluten free crust, so if you want it, make sure that you remember.

Food For Life Bread Brand
Food For Life Brand has been baking high quality bread and all-natural baked goods for over 40 years. The company originated in Glendale, California and continues to be family owned today. They bake high quality, gluten-free breads that actually taste good. One of their famous breads is the 100% flourless 7-Sprouted Grains Bread.
 
Whole Wheat Bread Brands
There is no question that whole wheat breads are a great choice to supplement a healthy lifestyle. When selecting a whole wheat bread brand, make sure the label reads "100% whole wheat" or "100% whole grain". Some bread brands will try to fool you with less than 100% whole-wheat flour. Check the ingredients label to be sure, the first ingredient listed should always be whole-wheat flour.

Why is whole wheat so healthy?

Whole grains are naturally low in fat and are cholesterol free. They contain lots of healthy fiber, protein and minerals that your body requires to stay healthy and trim. The fiber is also great to keep you regular.
 
People have been making their own bread for thousands of years. Now there are machines that can help or even do the job for you. When only the freshest, highest quality bread will do, try making your own using these bread maker brands.

Cuisinart Bread Makers
Cuisinart makes some nice quality bread makers that don't cost a fortune. They range in price from around $100 - $200. One that we liked is the CBK-200 Bread Machine. You can get one for around a $125 and it includes 16 preset menu options that include Low Carb, Gluten-Free and several others. It also comes with a 3 year warranty.

Panasonic Brand Bread Maker
Panasonic SD-YD250 is a good deal for the money. Expect to pay around $175 for this bread maker. It is fairly easy to use, is ranked high for reliability. It does not have a window to view your loaf, but if you can do without that, then it is good value for the money.
 
Hot Dog Buns
Hot dogs are an American staple, you can't have a party or barbeque without hot dogs. When you are ready to eat your hot dog you are certainly going to need a bun to go with it. Try these great hot dog bun brands at your next party.

Aunt Millie's Hot Dog Buns
Aunt Millie's is a family owned-company since 1901. They are headquartered in Fort Wayne, Inidiana. Aunt Millie's makes some great hot dog and hamburger buns. Aunt Millie's buns are available in these varieties: Hearth Buns, Deluxe Buns, Homestyle Buns, Old-Fashioned Buns, Family-Style Buns and 12 Bun Packs.

Blue Ribbon Hot Dog Rolls

Schmidt Baking Company
has been making up goodness since 1886. Today they are known for making quality white bread, one of their signature brands is "Blue Ribbon".

Klosterman Hot Dog Buns

Merita Hot Dog Buns

Mrs. Bairds Hot Dog Buns

Sara Lee Hot Dog Buns
 
Want to know what the world's top 10 stinkiest cheeses are? Here is our list.

Cheese is one of the oldest Food Products in existence, it's been a part of the human diet before recorded history.  Here is our top 10 list, of the most stinky, smelly cheeses in the world.  You can enjoy these cheeses, just be sure to hold your nose when doing so.

 

1-Pont l'Eveque - comes from Normandy and is made with cow milk.  This cheeses aged for six weeks on average.

 

2-Viex Boulogne- made from cow's milk, is aged between seven and nine weeks, it is also washed with beer.

 

3-Normandy Camembert- another cheese from Normandy, made with cow's milk, aged for a minimum of 21 days.

 

4-Munster- comes from northeastern France, aged for three weeks.

 

5-Brie de Meaux- made just outside of Paris, 4 to 8 weeks aging.

 

6-Roquefort- comes from Roquefort, France.  Made from sheep's milk, aged for around three months.

 

7-Reblochon- hails from a region of France, called Saboya.  Made from cow's milk, aged between three and four weeks.

 

8-Banon- made from goat's milk, aged between one and two weeks and wrapped in chestnut leaves.

 

9-Livarot- comes from Normandy and is made with cow milk, aged for approximately 90 days.

 

10-Parmesan- comes from Italy, made with cow's milk, aged for two years.

 

by Kerry Zangara

 
It is important to store your bread properly for maximum freshness and longevity. Make sure to tightly seal the bread after removing slices. Sealing the bread up well will help it stay fresh, longer.

I prefer to double seal my bread once it's opened by using a large zip lock style sandwich bag. After closing up the default packaging, I place the rest of the bread inside the zip lock bag. This way the bread stays fresh and mold free for a lengthy period.

Be aware of the expiration date when purchasing breads, try not to purchase loaves that are expiring soon.

Always store your bread in cool dry places, so as not to attract mold. If the temperature is warm you may even want to store the bread in the refrigerator to maximum it's life.

Freezing Bread
Bread can be safely frozen and will last several months in a freezer. When freezing bread I recommend using a freezer bag that includes a zip-lock. This way you will avoid freezer burn. Try to get as much of the air out of the bag as you can, squeeze out the excess air and seal the bag up tight.

I would suggest dating the bag with a felt tipped marker or pen, so you can tell just exactly how long it has been frozen when you check on it later.



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