Baking (rec.food.baking) For bakers, would-be bakers, and fans and consumers of breads, pastries, cakes, pies, cookies, crackers, bagels, and other items commonly found in a bakery. Includes all methods of preparation, both conventional and not.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 15-08-2005, 06:37 PM
Xanadu
 
Posts: n/a
Default Spices

I'm interested to know the best spices for bread.

I've been making heavy bread with whole-wheat, oats and nuts. Some recipes
call for 5 spice and cinnamon with fruit. Anything else good to throw in
there?

I've been making bread with onion/tomato/cheese, which has come out quite
nice, but I'd like to give it a little more flavour, what spices do you
suggest.


Thanks




  #2 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 15-08-2005, 07:25 PM
Marcella Peek
 
Posts: n/a
Default

In article , "Xanadu" . wrote:

I'm interested to know the best spices for bread.

I've been making heavy bread with whole-wheat, oats and nuts. Some recipes
call for 5 spice and cinnamon with fruit. Anything else good to throw in
there?


How about cardamom?

I've been making bread with onion/tomato/cheese, which has come out quite
nice, but I'd like to give it a little more flavour, what spices do you
suggest.


I like crushed red pepper flakes, but you could also try fresh chopped
rosemary or thyme or italian seasoning.


marcella
  #3 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 15-08-2005, 09:52 PM
Roy
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I'm interested to know the best spices for bread.

Best spices is a relative term in cookery and baking....it wholly
depends upon your taste!

I've been making heavy bread with whole-wheat, oats and nuts. Some recipes
call for 5 spice and cinnamon with fruit. Anything else good to throw in
there?


The use of spice combination requires care so that one particular spice
does not overpower the other but blend in harmony.
The rule in spice use in breadmaking is done ( figuratively?) with a
'heaping tablespoon of imagination' and a pinch of caution.!

I've been making bread with onion/tomato/cheese, which has come out quite
nice, but I'd like to give it a little more flavour, what spices do you
suggest.


It depends upon your taste and you can play around with adding
coriander, Szechuan pepper and hot chillies...
To give you an idea about the actual usage of spices in breads:
A lot of the spices that can be used for cookery can also be used in
breadmaking, but the application is preferably done in harmony with
other ingredients. to contribute a unique flavor and taste.
Among the proven application of spices for breads are
=EF=82=A7 Garlic is roasted and can be added in walnut sourdough. Garlic c=
an
also be added in cheese- garlic bread
=EF=82=A7 candied Ginger can be mixed with chocolate chips and incorporated
to the dough
=EF=82=A7 Cardamom is used in Danish pastries
=EF=82=A7 Caraway is added to rye bread and even cumin as well where they a=
re
combined also as topping to some flat breads and even with sesame seed
topping on some ciabatta.
=EF=82=A7 Chopped jalapeno chilies and even habanero . and birds eye
chilies can be added in olive- walnut-olive sourdough
=EF=82=A7 Some ethnic Asian bread recipes uses curry powder in their breads
=EF=82=A7 Five spice powder and Szechwan pepper is also used in oriental ty=
pe
of bread buns
=EF=82=A7 The Japanese seven spice mix is also added in some oriental type
bread
=EF=82=A7 Nutmeg , allspice and mace can be used in Danish pastry as well
combined with citrus peel..These spices can be used to flavor the
donuts as well.
=EF=82=A7 Springerle spices in sweet dough.
=EF=82=A7 Sweated onions is used with pitted Calamata olives in focaccia
=EF=82=A7 Black pepper, coriander seed and cumin can also be added in
focaccia and ciabatta
=EF=82=A7 Mixed spice in fruited sweet buns
=EF=82=A7 Coriander is used is Borodinksy rye bread.
There are lots of other spice application in breadmaking that only
depends upon your imagination and if you start thinking creatively like
the Iron Chef grin
Roy

  #4 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 16-08-2005, 10:50 AM
michael
 
Posts: n/a
Default

On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 18:37:39 +0100, wrote:

I've been making bread with onion/tomato/cheese, which has come out quite
nice, but I'd like to give it a little more flavour, what spices do you
suggest.


Try fresh basil with a little olive oil.

  #5 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 16-08-2005, 03:42 PM
Dusty Bleher
 
Posts: n/a
Default

"michael" wrote in message
news
On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 18:37:39 +0100, wrote:

I've been making bread with onion/tomato/cheese, which has come out quite
nice, but I'd like to give it a little more flavour, what spices do you
suggest.


Try fresh basil with a little olive oil.

Good tips. Also, you can add chopped or crushed garlic. Also buttered and
sprinkled with garlic chips (dried). They add a nice crunch.

I'm not a fan of breads with adulterants baked in--so I don't know for a
fact that this will work. But I'll bet that it will still taste good if you
dip it in 1/4 cup or so of olive oil, with a tablespoons or so of balsamic
vinegar and a teaspoon or so of chopped/crushed garlic mixed in it. That's
one our favorite ways to eat the hot, fresh sourdough breads that I make...

Yummy!


Dusty





  #6 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 16-08-2005, 04:08 PM
Xanadu
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Yes.. sounds like Italian style, they tend to submerge anything to be eaten
in several inches of oil.


Thanks... lots of good suggestions.



"Dusty Bleher" wrote in message
...
"michael" wrote in message
news
On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 18:37:39 +0100, wrote:

I've been making bread with onion/tomato/cheese, which has come out
quite
nice, but I'd like to give it a little more flavour, what spices do you
suggest.


Try fresh basil with a little olive oil.

Good tips. Also, you can add chopped or crushed garlic. Also buttered
and sprinkled with garlic chips (dried). They add a nice crunch.

I'm not a fan of breads with adulterants baked in--so I don't know for a
fact that this will work. But I'll bet that it will still taste good if
you dip it in 1/4 cup or so of olive oil, with a tablespoons or so of
balsamic vinegar and a teaspoon or so of chopped/crushed garlic mixed in
it. That's one our favorite ways to eat the hot, fresh sourdough breads
that I make...

Yummy!


Dusty





  #7 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 18-08-2005, 12:32 PM
Roy
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Where are the spices in your bread?

  #8 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 18-08-2005, 03:18 PM
Xanadu
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Eh?

In the bread.


"Roy" wrote in message
ups.com...
Where are the spices in your bread?





Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Marwari Spices and Pulses is a manufacturer of spices used as food flavoring. spicespulses Recipes 0 19-11-2010 04:38 PM
top spices? StaceyB General Cooking 30 07-02-2010 07:26 PM
How old are your spices? Becca General Cooking 32 16-10-2009 06:17 PM
Spices... ChattyCathy General Cooking 22 12-08-2007 04:55 PM
Spices ypauls General Cooking 22 18-03-2004 01:58 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2022 FoodBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Food and drink"

 

Copyright © 2017