The Romans

Okay, now we finallly have some sensible people! As well as giving us straight roads and hot baths the Romans made vast improvements to the quality of bread they made.

The grain they used was better and they got rid of those strenuous Iron Age handmills. Animal power was finally introduced - less hard work for the poor miller!!

Sieves were introduced for the first time.This meant that the flour used to bake the bread was finer (Clever chappies those Romans!!)

Finally, just to show how much more intelligent they were compared to the Egyptians, they improved the way bread was baked (you could begin to dislike these Romans!). One oven was not enough, they had to have two. Some were shaped like beehives and the others were pot ovens with three legs placed over a fire.