Bread Makes the World go ‘Round


In the spirit of “there’s more that unites us than divides us” I present you with: Bread.

India: Naan

naan (BBC Good Food website)

Mexico: Tortillas

tortillas (Cooking Light)

France: Baguettes

baguettes (The Kitchn)

The list goes on and on and on.  Every culture has its own style of bread, and within that culture, there are 1001 different recipes for that bread.  One of my favourite breads comes from the land where my mom was born, England.

Scones:

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Here’s my recipe for chocolate chip scones (co-opted from many recipes found across the web):

2     cups unsifted flowers

3     tbsp sugar

1/4 tsp salt

2     tsp baking powder

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup buttermilk or milk

1     large egg

1     tsp vanilla

1/2 cup chocolate chips

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl
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  4. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until the mixture is crumbly
  5. add the milk, egg, vanilla, and chocolate chips, and mix until it comes together into a wet dough
  6. turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead until it comes together
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  8. roll dough as thin as you can (the chips will let you know how thick)
  9. cut the dough into whatever shape you like
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  11. place on a parchment-paper lined baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes
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  13. Enjoy!

What is your favourite thing that unites people?  Food? History?  Something Else?

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