Bread vs Cake
Breads are food items that are made by cooking dough of flour and water, with or without the addition of leavening agents. In Europe, where bread is a staple food, the dough is mostly baked, but there are some cultures where it is directly fried or even steamed. Perhaps one of the oldest manmade food items, breads have been there since 30000 years. The brown, outer part of a fresh bread piece is called crust while the softer, inner part is referred to as crumb. Cake on the other hand, is a type of bread that is sweet, and consumed as a dessert rather than a staple food. There are many differences between a bread and a cake that will be talked about in this article.
In almost all cultures, bread has much more significance than just a food item as is evident from phrases like bread and butter, and bread winner or bread earner of a family. Roti, kapda, aur makan in india and peace, land, and bread in Russia are phrases enough to convey the importance of bread in different countries of the world. On the other hand, cakes are sweet deserts eaten on occasions such as festivals, birthdays, Christmas, new year, and so on though, there are many who have a sweet tooth and have their daily dose of cakes.
Wheat is the most common grain used to make breads by making dough of its flour with water and then adding a leavening agent. When yeast is added, it takes no time to rise and finally it is baked to make soft, delicious bread. While, white bread is the most popular, brown bread, whole meal bread, roti, chapatti, naan, and flatbread are some of the popular varieties of breads made in different cultures around the world.
Difference Between Bread and Cake
• Bread is a staple food, while cakes are mostly consumed as desserts
• Bread is made in many shapes, but the basic ingredients remain flour and water with addition of yeast or any other leavening agent
• Cake contains, apart from flour and water, sugar, eggs, butter, cream, flavors etc