Canada is a blend of First Peoples and the immigrants who came to this land, bringing with them their culture along with their customs and traditions. One of the great emblems of those inherited traditions is the bread we make that mirrors the unique styles and tastes of our distinct heritage homelands. Many of those breads have changed and been honed by our evolving culture and the addition of the unique wheat grown here in Canada.
Canadian wheat enjoys worldwide esteem for its quality and high protein content. All-purpose flour made from this wheat has much higher protein levels than flour made in the U.S. or the UK. As such, recipes from those nations do not yield good results in Canada. The recipes in this book have been created and tested with our Canadian flour in mind. They include breads that are uniquely Canadian as well as those we have adopted as our own.