The most expensive bread in the world, baked by a baker from Malaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol, is made with gold, silver and flowers and costs a whopping €1,380 a loaf.
Master baker Juan Manuel Moreno has presented two of the 400-gram loaves at the Madrid Fusión, expo..
Each one contains one gramme of edible gold and silver in powder and flake form and 20 grammes of edible flowers.
Moreno wanted to make two versions of the most expensive bread in the world by varying ingredients in each of the loaves to launch a message through each recipe. Thus, the first bread , which weighs in at 400 grammes, does not stint on expensive ingredients. As well as precious metals it includes rock salt extracted by hand so as to avoid environmentally damaging explosives. He also claims to have included 20 grammes of “thoughts” to encourage consumers to be more aware of the food they eat.
His second loaf, made with rye flour, also has quinoa and chia and is dedicated to artisan baking. Moreno calls it “the mourning of industrial bread.”
Both breads have been manually “tattooed” with floral motifs.
This master of bread, considered one of the 80 best bakers in Spain, runs the Pan Piña bakery in the town of Algatocín in Malaga and has among its customers Arab sheiks and Russian and Chinese magnates.
So far, the stand of Sabor a Malaga where Moreno presented the loaves, has also offered a complete programme of tastings and samplings among which have been wines with the Malaga designation of origin. At the halfway point of this gastronomic congress, visitors have been able to taste cane ‘honey’ from Nuestra Señora del Carmen, the only one in Europe that is produced in a traditional way; learn the secrets of the Malaga salami, one of the most unique sausages in Spain; and discover moringa, the superfood of the future cultivated in Malaga.