The Farmer, The Miller, The Baker


Have you ever wondered how bread is made?

At the bakery we wanted to share the story of how our bread is made. Brennans Bread is made fresh every day with top-quality ingredients, so it is fresh and tasty for you. It's also naturally low-fat with no added sugar and no artificial preservatives.

Three important people are involved in making bread:

The Farmer

The Farmer

The Farmer provides the wheat.

The Miller

The Miller

The Miller mills the wheat into flour.

The Baker

The Baker

The Baker bakes the flour into bread.

Read the story below and learn about how The Farmer, The Miller, and The Baker all work together to bring you your fresh Brennans Bread everyday. 

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What Bread is Made Of

Anatomy of Wheat Kernel



Wheat is grown in the fields by farmers. Wheat is milled to produce flour and is the main ingredient in bread. It contains ‘gluten’, which is what makes dough stretch and rise in the oven. 


Water is used to make the bread mixture stick together.


Yeast feeds on the naturally occurring sugar in the flour and makes the bread rise in the oven by producing a gas called ‘carbon dioxide’. Yeast also helps develop flavours in the bread. 


Salt is added to enhance the flavour of the bread. It also slows the yeast down, stopping the bread from rising too fast.

Bread Ingredients

Soya Flour

Soya flour is important in making bread as it has many functions. It helps soften the bread, provides food for the yeast and holds water, which keeps the bread moist. It also contains an ingredient (an ‘enzyme’), which improves the natural colour of the bread.

Vegetable Oil

Vegetable oil is added to the bread to make it soft and keep it fresh.


Emulsifiers prevent separation of oil and water solutions helping to stabilise and give strength to the bread while it rises, stopping the dough from collapsing. They also give the bread a nice shape and volume.


Did you know?

  • Most breads are low fat which means they contain less than 3g of fat per 100g of bread.
  • Breads are a source of protein. Most breads do not contain any added sugar. There is naturally occurring sugar in the flour.
  • White and wholemeal bread contain fibre, with brown breads containing more. The miller adds Vitamin B and Iron back into the flour as they are lost during the milling process. Calcium is also added back to wheat flour.
  • All our breads are Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) free. As well as that, because they’re so fresh, they don’t need any artificial preservatives.
  • Brennans breads are suitable for vegetarians. They are suitable for vegans too, with the exception of our buttermilk variety.
  • We specially select our wheat, so as to give top quality bread, crafted perfectly for the Irish palate.



The Good Stuff in Bread

Brennans bread is full of goodness – it’s made fresh every day with the best of ingredients, so it’s fresh and tasty for you. It is naturally low-fat, with no added sugar and no artificial preservatives. If you would like to find out more, just look at our Brennans bread packaging for everything you need to know about our bread.