If you love exotic destinations, you'll agree that food is a beautiful niche in every country! One food staple that every culture has in common is bread because it can be eaten as an accompaniment for any meal, from elegant pasta dishes to warm broths. Even more amazingly, every country has a specific way they like to prepare their bread, whether it is for daily consumption or special festivities. Read on for ten different breads unique to different countries as well as their delicious recipe secrets.
Moroccans are very welcoming people; thus, the reason the country is a significant tourism destination. Their cuisine is just as welcoming, and their white bread, which is of a round and flat shape, is at the heart of it.
It is commonly used to make sandwiches and accompaniment for Morocco's traditional dish, tagines.
If you want to try making the Moroccan white bread, obtaining the signature slightly coarse texture it is known for, is crucial. For this, use bread flour or another high-gluten flour blend.
The German seed bread is locally termed "Dreikernebrot." This bread has a thick dough, which makes it very chewy, and it is filled with sesame, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds.
One of the most important things to note when preparing the German seed bread is that its dough must be separated into two and left to ferment overnight. Just before baking, combine the dough and add other ingredients.
Do you have leftover mashed potatoes in your fridge? It may just be time to try making the Slovenian potato bread, which uses potatoes as a key ingredient.
If properly prepared, this bread is soft and white, making it perfect for sandwiches and bread puddings.
The Polish people love to have an extra tang in their rye bread, and buttermilk is the secret to achieving that. This bread is easy to make as it doesn't require a sour starter!
It only needs a single rise, and yet it tastes very delicious and produces aesthetically pleasing loaves.
Many people avoid preparing the Italian ciabatta because it admittedly requires a great amount of effort. However, this bread is an absolute delight for the taste buds.
It is best eaten sliced with a little drizzle of olive oil, tomatoes, basil, and a sprinkle of sea salt.
There are many puff breads, but nothing beats the Turkish version of it, the lavas puff bread. As for the recipe secret to preparing it, the dough is adequately yeasted so that it puffs up with steam as it cooks.
This creates its typical lava puff shape, which has a hollow center and a thin, crispy crust.
This bread is the Puerto Rican version of classic French or Italian bread. The only significant difference is in how it is cooked.
The bread dough is placed in a cold oven set on a pan of boiling water. This causes the bread to continuously rise as the oven heats, thus creating its signature thin and crispy outer crust.
In Sweden, Sweet yeasted bread is scented by cardamom, which makes it an exceptional creation. The fluffy bread can be eaten at any time of the day and alongside coffee, tea, or even any sauce of your choice.
Without cardamom, you may not be able to achieve the signature scent of this Swedish creation.
The Danish Kindle is Denmark's sweet bread. It is most commonly eaten during special festivities and may be likened to a cinnamon roll.
Even more charming, the bread is shaped into a circle and then filled with butter, cinnamon, pecans, and sugar. It may even be topped with icing!
Focaccia is a soft, olive-oil soaked flatbread with a wonderfully crispy crust and airy light crumb. It is the next best option when you don't want the Italian garlic bread. For optimum results, brush with extra virgin olive oil and Maldon sea salt over the dough before baking.
We hope you enjoy trying out any of these!