Culture of Baking and importance to Mankind

The culture of baking inspired the owner of Jodan’s Bakeshop after successfully known that bread is referred to as the “staff of life” in the Bible. Because of these, Jodan’s Bakeshop traditionally using an oven to bake your favorite “Biskotso de Marbel”, Baking is a form of cooking where you cook flour-based food under prolonged heating. An oven is generally used to bake food but there are a few other methods to bake food without an oven.

It way back in the medieval period, baking was a luxury few were able to enjoy. But those who could afford a wood-burning stove (and to heat it) would start with bread. The first pieces of bread produced, around 4000 BC, were unleavened flatbread, though there was usually some natural leavening due to the fermentation of noble rot, wild yeast or steam. 

Here in the Philippines, the culture of baking beyond being an ever-reliable snack, bread is also a reflection of each province’s culture and history, which have been shaped by various influences throughout the ages.

One of the most important Filipino bread is the ubiquitous pandesal, which was introduced to the Philippines in the 16th century. 

Our favorite bake breads.

Baking and its Importance

Baking was traditionally done at home by women, generally for the family. Commercially, men used to bake in bakeries and restaurants. Baked goodies, especially bread are one of the most important parts of our day to day food. In European and American cuisine, baking is important for making bread, cakes, pastries, custards, casseroles and various other common foods that we eat. There are different way of baking depending on your references.

Advantages of Baking

What is advantage of baking? Baking enhance the flavor and aroma of food. For those who have been baking at home, they know what I mean when I talk about the aroma of baking.  Another advantage of baked foods is their versatility in terms of tastes. This is because such foods cook more using their own oil. 

HISTORY OF BAKING: MIDDLE AGES AND BEYOND

In the middle ages, finer baking was developed by the bakers, and guilds controlled the profession. Baked goods for sale were controlled and standards were imposed. Bakers started to buy the flours from mills, rather than milling the grains themselves. Similar to many aspects of Philippine life, our history as a baking country is comprised of influences from many different cultures. From there, it became part and partial of growing up Filipino. The importance of baked goods in Philippine tradition is undeniable. 

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