Xbox Inventor Makes Bread With 4500YearOld 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. It was then mixed with an ancient grain to create authentic dough so old, it would've been eaten 1,000 years before the time of Moses. Behold his mighty hand. So who's the mastermind behind this 4,500-year-old bread? It's this guy: Seamus Blackley, who's best known for inventing the Xbox. Now, he's making history in the kitchen. This is the Egyptian yeast? That's it, yeah. So you can see it in there. Seamus shows us the steps he takes to make the 4,500-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 bake something at 500 degrees for 40 minutes, nothing in it survives. This is sterilized. Now, all that's left to do is the taste test. Mm. Chewy, dense, rich, delicious. It's great. It is. (Inside Edition fanfare)

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