The Egyptians

The Egyptians were the first to produce risen loaves by using yeast. An accident? Perhaps someone left their bread dough outside in the hot sunshine too long. Heat causes the yeast to grow and make light, air-filled bread!!

They rather cleverly invented the first ovens for baking bread and believed that they would continue farming after death!! The Egyptians were the first to invent calenders in order to better plan the planting and harvesting of their crops.

The type of bread you ate depended on how rich you were - poorer people ate a rough type of loaf while the rich ate a better class of bread!