DESCRIPTION:From an old Cookbook BREAD
THE STORY of bread is the story of civilization. In the Stone Age grain was pulverized into flour with stones, the simplest grinding apparatus known to man. In ancient Egypt bread was regarded as a staple in their every day diet and in some cases regarded as sacred food. Pieces of it were placed in the burial tombs, so that the spirit of the departed one would have enough sustenance to get to heaven. The Egyptians developed a network of public ovens and at the time of the Pharaohs both leavened and unleavened breads were known to be consumed regularly. Egyptians ate as much as three loaves a day as daily sustenance.