Crescents, pies, cakes, tarts, cookies
and various types of bread have been enjoyed through out
centuries. Baking is taking a doughy substance such as
one made from flour, grains and water and inventing a
solid yet fluffy treat.
In today's world you can find bread as easily as going
to the store and picking out a loaf from the many different
types located on shelves. However, during ancient times
some bread was considered sacrificial and not as easy
to come by.
During Ancient Egyptian times baking had become a part
of daily life and it said that their art in baking had
come from the Babylonian era. Kings would make animal
shapes from bread and use them in sacrificial manners
while baking became more and more popular in other civilizations
such as the Greeks and the Romans.
The Greeks and the Romans had their own tasteful addition
to baking and today's creations are a slightly altered
realization of the baking that happened more then 2000
years ago. Honey flans and patterned tortes were of growing
popularity in Greece while in Rome pretzels, fritters
and sweet cakes became very popular. In addition, today's
doughnut was a very popular baking treat named a dispyrus
in Ancient Greek. It was slightly different than the doughnut
found in today's world it was made from flour and honey,
created into a ring and soaked in wine.
Once the Romans caught on to the art of baking many other
civilizations had as well. Baking spread through-out Europe
and entered Paris where the first open-air café
of baked goods had opened for public serving. The rest
of the world soon followed in the art of baking.
During the middle ages, baked goods could be found on
local merchants and many people made a great living off
of baking and selling their pastries and bread. During
the modern world, bread is a popular choice among the
public and can be found in restaurants and stores all
over the world.
Baking has been a world-wide tradition since ancient times
and although their have been great inventions designed
to make baking time faster and more improved, baking is
still the number one type of cooking that people love
to do and eat.