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Bread Time Story

Bread is perhaps the most important part of our daily diet and provide us with more energy value, more protein, more iron and more vitamin B1 than any other basic food. Bread comes in many interesting shapes and flavors; but the most popular loaf of all is the sliced loaf which is widely used for sandwiches.

The smell of freshly baked bread with buttered crust, coming home hungry from school is the one nicest thing to look forward to when I was a child.

So much love is put in making bread, it symbolizes sharing between people who trust each other; and shows the magic that happens in giving.


“Let me live upon bread and barley of white, my ale made of grain red”

In the Stone Age, people made solid cakes from stone-crushed barley and wheat. Ancient Greeks and Romans knew bread for a staple food. Bread is mentioned in the Bible may times.

In early English times, the bakers kept the “mystery” of baking bread to themselves, in order to keep the trade limited as possible and preserving the craft. If a young man wanted to become a baker, he had to be an apprentice for seven years.

There is also quite a number of superstitions about the bread, it is believed that a loaf baked on Good Friday morning and kept until the following year is an effective medicine against stomach disorders because unlike the ordinary bread, those baked on Good Friday does not go moldy.

Among fishermen, a superstition about bread still lives on, they believe that lighting a candle on a slice of bread and floated away will comfort the spirit of a crew lost overboard.

Well, that is quite simple really!


What should you do now?

  1. One BREAD a day keeps the doctor away.
  2. And then share a peanut butter sandwich with a friend.
  3. Want some help or ideas? Just contact us at Killarney Vale Bakery now.


Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.
~ James A. Garfield

Remember – Bread Time Story



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