8 Types of Bread Every Chef Must Know


Are you tired of using your plain white bread with everything? Then, let me introduce you to a world where there is a lot of bread for you to explore and experiment with…

1. Baguettes

Among every bread in this list, this one has got a special place in my heart. The bread was first introduced by the French and trust me, it should count in the list of France’s amazing gifts to the world (besides the Eiffel tower of course).

The tall stick-like loaf is made with classic ingredients, flour, yeast, salt, and water. But here lies the amazing part – The bread also known as the French loaf is chewy from the outside and air-light soft from the inside. Guess that’s why it makes a perfect base for baking.

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Follow the steps carefully and you have your very own way of baking the baguette.

3. Sourbread

Sour bread is nutritious bread that has its roots extended to Egypt. It is made via a long fermenting process using yeast, flour, and water. The mixture is kept for a long taste, which is responsible for giving the signature sour taste to the bread.

The result is a beautiful bun with a substantial crust and a soft chewy centre. And if you are a chef or going to be one, know that sourdough is the best bread if you want to impress everyone with your grilled cheese sandwich.

4. Pita bread

Pita bread is a similar version of naan, which is basically a flatbread baked in a tandoor and normally eaten with Indian cuisine. This bread was first originated in the middle east ages ago, they are always kept flat, even, and is always cooked at high temperature.

That is the reason the bread blows from the inside forming pockets. pita bread is a great choice if you have to make falafel sandwiches or need something good to toast with a dip like hummus.

When toasted, it becomes crispy and the sauce just melts into the bread and acts like a chef’s kiss in the mouth. So, if you have a falafel order coming up soon, use this one for the magic.

5. Whole wheat bread

Whole wheat is different and healthier than regular white bread. This bread is made from flour that uses the entire grain including the bran and the germ. Whole wheat bread offers more fibre, protein, and vitamins than regular bread, so all you health-freaks, never miss out on these!

6. Ciabatta

Ciabatta is a bread delicacy that hails from Italy. It literally translates to the word “slipper” and even looks like one, broad, flat, and somewhat collapsed in the middle.

The main ingredients of this bread are again wheat flour, salt, yeast, and water but the process of making this is very different from others.

Oh, and by the way, this bread is best for sandwiches and paninis. So, while you keep your bread inside the oven, get your stuffing ready so you don’t have to wait for long to munch on it.

7. Rye bread

Rye bread is a special type of bread that is made with a combination of wheat flour and rye flour, giving it a tight crumb with a rye flavour.

The bread can be light or dark, depending on the quantity of flour used. Caraway or dill seeds are often added for an earthy flavour. These types of bread are best giving signature flavour to pastrami and corned beef sandwiches.

8. Brioche

Coming to relish your sweet taste buds, the brioche is again a French delicacy that fills your mouth with just the right amount of sweetness.

The main ingredients involved with their baking are only sweet yeast, eggs, and butter. It has a complete soft crust with an even softer inside, and that classic glow on the surface that comes from egg-washing right before it is baked.

So, if you want to make the best hamburgers or the classic French toast to impress your customers, go for this one without any second thought!

Over to you…

So, I hope this list proved useful to you chef and will help you upskill your bread making skills. All the best!

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