Xbox Inventor Makes Bread With 4,500-Year-Old Yeast


this bread sure looks tasty you’d never guess the most important ingredient is from 4,500 years ago the yeast used to bake the loaf comes from ancient Egypt the yeast was meticulously extracted from these ceramic pots he was then mixed with an ancient grain to create authentic dough so old it would have been eaten 1,000 years before the time of Moses so who’s the mastermind behind this forty five hundred year old bread it’s this guy Seamus blackly who’s best known for inventing the Xbox now he’s making history in the kitchen this is the Egyptian yeast that’s it yes you can see it in there Seamus shows us the steps he takes to make the forty five hundred year old bread at his home in Pasadena this is an ancient grain called Emmer this is the first cultivated grain in human history the grain is milled into flour that’s sterilized in this machine and you pasteurize it same way that milk is pasteurized then you add the yeast watch how the dough Rises overnight pretty incredible then it’s time to pop it in the oven 40 minutes later voila and the moment of truth right sure looks good but is something that’s 4,500 years old even safe to eat when you make something at 500 degrees for 40 minutes nothing in it survives okay this is sterilized now all that’s left to do is the taste test hmm chewy dense rich delicious it’s great you [Music]

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