November 17th is Homemade Bread Day! Nothing beats the aroma of freshly baked bread wafting through the air. For hundreds of years, baking fresh bread was part of the daily routine for most families. Some even made their own yeast!
Today, homemade bread making has been simplified by the invention of the bread maker machine. This appliance was first released in Japan in 1986. Since then, its popularity has spread worldwide to Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Some bread machines can also be set to make other things such as pasta dough, jam, or Japanese style rice cakes.
To celebrate Homemade Bread Day, find a recipe for your favorite type of bread and try your hand at some old-fashioned homemade bread baking!