National Homemade Bread Day is an annual food feast celebrated on November 17th of each year. Homemade recipes will have it’s own distinct taste and smell. Bread is a staple food has been existed since several centuries ago. There would be no other thing that can beat the smell of the freshly baked bread taken from the oven. You can taste and smell the rich aroma of the bread baked in the home now on the National Homemade Bread Day. The Day encourages each one of us to bake bread at home as the tradition of baking fresh bread that existed as a daily routine for most families are forgotten.
“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” – Mother Teresa
History of National Homemade Bread Day
There is no proper mention of the history, origin, and the founder of the National Homemade Bread Day. However, the bread has been one of the oldest prepared foods, and thus it has a long tradition. It is one among the oldest prepared food that dates back to the Neolithic era. Colloquially the bread is referred to as the “Staff of life.” Bread is the staple food prepared by cooking a dough of flour, water and adding additional ingredients frequently. It may include salt, fat and leavening agents such as yeast and baking soda. Although bread may contain other ingredients like milk, egg, sugar, spice, fruit like raisins, vegetables like onion, nuts like walnuts or seeds such as poppy seeds.
The introduction of the bread-maker machine has made everyone at home to bake homemade bread. The freshly baked bread is prized for its rich taste, aroma, appearance, quality, and texture. The types, shapes, sizes, and textures of bread differ around the world when the proportion of the ingredients are varied. It is served in various forms such as with any meal of the day, as a snack, sandwiches, bread pudding, and more.
Other Celebrations on November 17
November 17 is also celebrated as
- National Take A Hike Day
- World Prematurity Day
- National UnFriend Day
- International Students Day
- National Epilepsy Day
How to Celebrate National Homemade Bread Day
Celebrating the National Homemade Bread Day is quite simple. As with the name of the Day, you are encouraged to bake homemade bread. So it is necessary to learn about the bread, its ingredients, and how to bake it in detail. Once after learning all the things you can start making the homemade bread. Serve your family members with the homemade bread which is healthier, fibre-rich and lower in salt and additives. To be more creative, you can bake the bread in different shapes. You can even include different ingredients like nuts, and dry fruits to make the homemade bread tastes richer. Share your homemade bread making photos on the social media using the hashtag #HomemadeBreadDay.