5 Different Kinds of Bread You Probably Don’t Know About

May 12, 2017

Yes, don’t be shocked, but the humble loaf of bread that you gorge on every day can have multiple variations depending upon its place of origin and different baking styles. Well, we thought to curate the list of some of the different types of bread that are available all across the globe just so you know about them. Take a read to get a quick brief about all of them!



This Italian bread is flat oven-baked bread which is made of high-gluten flour, oil, water, salt, and yeast. It can often be used as a side to many meals, and moreover, as a base for pizza or as a sandwich bread. To top it off, it is sprinkled with additional salt or with other salty ingredients such as olives, etc. In addition to this, it can also be quite oily which will make it higher in calories than other bread. So make sure to select the one accordingly.



Vánočka’s origin lies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and it is mostly prepared during the Christmas time. This one is a sweet bread studded with raisins and topped with almonds and sugar. Among other festive European bread, such as ‘Stollen’ or ‘Pannetone’, Vanocka is often rich in butter and sugar so it is best stored for the festive occasions.



Zopf is made out from white flour, milk, eggs, butter and yeast, and is a type of Swiss, Austrian or German bread which is usually found in a twisted or plaited shape. There is an interesting story behind the shape of this bread that as a custom the Swiss widows used to bury a plant of their hair when they buried their husbands, and thus the same design began to originate in the baking of this bread. As a tradition, it is usually served for Sunday breakfast along with butter and jam. However, it can also be served with either soft cheeses or cold meat.



Traditionally eaten by Jews during Passover holiday, the Matzo is unleavened bread which is basically available in the form of large crackers. Its flour is usually made from the five grains which mainly include: wheat, barley, spelled, rye and oats. You can find Matza in basically two forms i.e., the hard form of Matza which is cracker-like in appearance, and the soft Matza which looks like the Greek pitta or like a tortilla.



Damper being an Australian bush bread is often cooked over in the hot coals of a campfire, and can also be baked in a normal oven. The basic ingredients found in it are flour, water, a little salt and even milk. Furthermore, for leaving, baking soda is traditionally used in it. This particular bread is traditionally eaten with dried or cooked meat and can prove to be a great combination with a fulfilling bowl of winter stew.

So, go ahead as you gotta try them all!