English Wholemeal Bread

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Appears in
Making Bread at Home

By Tom Jaine

Published 2005

  • About

The English were a nation of white bread enthusiasts. Foreign visitors remarked how even the poorest classes afforded white bread, made from flour bleached by most dubious methods. Brown bread, as in ancient Rome, was thought the diet of failures and criminals. How this has changed since we discovered the benefits of bran, and since we found that much mass-produced white bread was devoid of texture or flavour.