There are a lot of breads that have been around. Their taste has either lived for centuries now and has fed a lot of people, or they have just been created by someone off a successful experimentation. The aged ones have probably gone through a lot of recipe and ingredient revisions. Their taste has been aged so that it would reach quality and perfection.
Some may have tasted bitter; some may have tasted sweetened. Some may have been designed for the whole world to appreciate. Some may have been designed for a specific part of the world to appreciate. It just varies a lot, from taste preferences to the culture of the country.
Here are some types of bread that the public has baked and eaten throughout the course of time:
White Bread – Probably the most consumed type of bread in the world. It is 77% wheat flour and some ingredients like edible seeds and flours can be added.
Wholemeal Bread – Consumed for health purposes because of bran and germ. It is made out of wholemeal flour.
Mixed Grain Bread – Made from combinations of any flour, any grains and any seeds.
Cracked Wheat Bread – Contains wheat grains that are cracked and stuffed in.
Fiber White Bread – Contains a higher amount of Fiber compared to the regular white bread. Additional bran or powdered fiber is added to the ingredients to achieve high fiber count.
Rye Bread – Contains rye flour and wheat flour.
Sourdough Bread – Contains sour taste and has a thicker structure compared to the normal bread.
Damper – An Australian outback bread delicacy. Its ingredients are totally raw, flour, water and salt.
Lavash Bread – Flat bread which contains regular bread ingredients and is baked in oven on a metal plate.
Bagel – A crusty Jewish bread delicacy which is ring-like. It can be flavored and coated.
Pita Bread – Flat and circle bread made from regular bread ingredients. The steam inside the dough is isolated to have a 'pocket'. This pocket is used for fillings.
Naan – Crisp and flat bread whose surface looks like a pizza. It is cooked in a clay oven to produce its original flavor.
Chapatti – A round Middle-East bread delicacy; Made from fine wholewheat flour, called atta. In India, they are used as plate for other food to be put on.
Steamed Bread – Chinese bread steamed and filled with sweet paste or grinded meat.
Gluten-Free Bread – Contains ingredients that are organic (rice, potato etc.) It has a brittler structure compared to gluten breads.