Friday, September 12, 2014

Garlic Cheese Bread

Bread, comes in various forms, and is the most widely consumed food in the world. Not only is it an important source of carbohydrates, it’s also portable and compact, which kind of explain why it has been an integral part of our diet for thousands of years. In fact, some think humans started baking bread at least 30,000 years ago.

Prehistoric man had already been making gruel from water and grains, so it was a small jump to starting cooking this mixture into a solid by frying it on stones. 2010 studies from National Academy of Sciences discovered traces of starch, likely from the roots of cattails and ferns, prehistoric mortar and pestle like rocks. The roots would have been peeled and dried before they were ground into flour and mixed with water. Finally, the paste would be cooked on heated rocks.

How did humans get from prehistoric flat bread to fluffy bread that we see in the grocery store? There are three primary innovations that created "modern"bread, which are leavening, refined flour and mechanized slicing.
Research History Online 

Nothing beats the taste of garlic cheese bread.

Garlic Cheese Bread
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1 loaf french bread
3 tablespoons olive oil
black pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
2 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine olive oil, black pepper, garlic powder, parsley and onion powder. Brush cut sides of french bread. Place bread in oven about 10 minutes, until bread is crusty.

Combine cheese, and then sprinkle cheese over crusty bread. Place back into oven, until cheese is melted. Enjoy.

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