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Following on from my previous about what might lie behind that door I've discovered the building was once a bakery &  my character has become fascinated with a recipe book she's found.
Any suggestion s for obscure flavoured breads? My Gran was a baker who made some crazy flavoured breads so I have a few ideas. I'm just curious to see what I could include.
Thanks
#1 - May 16, 2016, 06:44 AM

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Though not terribly obscure here in New England, there's "Boston Brown Bread," which contains pumpernickel flour, raisins, and molasses, among other things. The unusual aspect of this oldie-but-goodie is that it's baked in a can! Check this out:

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/boston-brown-bread-ii-recipe

I can just imagine your creative character using something other than a can as the baking vessel!
#2 - May 21, 2016, 03:24 PM

Warning: I'm as bad a bread maker as I am a baker. AND what follows will likely be no help.  :grin3

I love rye bread, but have found baking with any rye flours do not produce the same "commercial" flavor. A local baker used to make an onion-dill rye that was out of this world.

It's interesting that during the Salem witch trials, the moldy rye flour had been found, too late of course, to produce hallucinations. Don't know if you might find any odd information like that useful to weave into your caper.

If you Google bread flavors (which I've done), like Cajun, herb (or specific herbs), etc., there's a gazillion flavors. I have a bread book that offers recipes for including cocoa, sour cream, yogurt, nuts, seeds, cheese, etc., as well as fairly authentic ethnic recipes (which seem as almost as much about the process as the ingredients).

In your tale, are you giving readers a glimpse of effort required to make the culinary delights? 


 
#3 - May 21, 2016, 08:32 PM
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Why don't you get your hands on a book about baking bread? Elizabeth David's "English Bread and Yeast Cookery" or Bernard Clayton's "Complete Book of Breads" or something else along those lines...
#4 - May 22, 2016, 09:05 AM
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Why don't you get your hands on a book about baking bread? Elizabeth David's "English Bread and Yeast Cookery" or Bernard Clayton's "Complete Book of Breads" or something else along those lines...

Thanks Harold. I actually just thought following on from my post that I could look in ABC (alternative bread company). There's a market in my city that has a bakery and I never thought of it until I read your post.
http://www.englishmarket.ie/traders/confectionery/alternativebreadcompany/
#5 - May 22, 2016, 09:29 AM

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