Aerated bread

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bread raised by charging dough with carbonic acid gas, instead of generating the gas in the dough by fermentation.
See under Aërated.

See also: Aerate, Bread

References in classic literature ?
They went down into the basement, where there was a dark room fitted up as a restaurant, and here the students were able to get the same sort of fare as they might have at an aerated bread shop.
I got a cup of tea at the Aerated Bread Company and came down to Purfleet by the next train.
In his discussion of Dracula, the pagan and the Christian along with the ancient and the modern are skilfully harnessed together: 'The gifts of Ceres appear in their highest cultural form in the communion wafer, though Stoker characteristically glances at the capacity of modern technology to redefine ancient symbols: triumphant after tracking down Dracula's London address, Jonathan stops for "a cup of tea at the Aerated Bread Company"' (206).
1955: The Fifties' guide notes that London was well-served by what passed for fast food outlets in 1950s, pre-McDonald's Britain, such as "the Aerated Bread Company, Express Dairies and Fullers".