Barley bread is a type of bread made from barley flour derived from the grain of the barley plant. In the British Isles it is a bread which dates back to the Iron Age. Barley flour may not be as commonly used singly for baking as it once was, but it can be found at health food stores and specialty baking stores, and it is commonly blended (in a smaller proportion) with wheat to make conventional breadmaking flour.
|Place of origin||Middle East|
|Main ingredients||Barley flour|
A loaf of barley bread features in a dream mentioned in Judges 7:13: a Midianite man dreamt that "a loaf of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian; it came to a tent and struck it so that it fell and overturned, and the tent collapsed"; Israelite leader Gideon overheard an account of the dream and concluded that he was assured of victory over the Midianites.