BREAD PRODUCTION IN SPAIN HOW WAS FLOUR MADE?
HOW WAS BREAD BAKED?
Middle ages During the middle ages, bread was the essential food in diets.
Middle ages Cereals were turned into flour by smashing them in the windmills, which used wind power to move. ď Ź
The windmills usually belonged to the nobleman in the town or village.
There where also watermills and mills moved by animals,
such as donkeys or mules.
Middle ages People made the dough at their homes, they made it into a special shape or made an identifying sign and they took it to be baked in the city ovens. There was a small tax to use them. During these times, the most common breads consumed in Spain were: rye bread, white bread and bread made out of flour mixtures.
Beginning of the Industrial revolution At the ending of the 18th century, the windmills were better and the cereal production growed. Due to that, the price of the white bread decreased. By this time, Bread was baked at private ovens and selled by the baker.
Industrial Revolution In the 19th century the steam windmills were invented. A new kind of yeast was made and new kneading methods were used. The bread industry started to grow quickly. They used both, coal and wood to bake the bread. The better methods took to have whiter flour and, therefore whiter bread. Most of the people buy this bread.
The End By Santi & Eric