Sunday, April 12, 2009


If your breads are tasting bland, there's no need to add sugar, sesame seeds, garlic, onions or molasses to your basic ingredients to improve the flavor. And your basic ingredients would be starter, flour, salt and water. Really, that's all you'll ever need. But, to get maximum flavor, you must bake the loaf until the crust becomes dark and burnished. There can be an amazing amount of flavor in the crust, and don't be afraid about burning the loaf. A loaf that is truly burnt can be salvaged by some scraping, but an under cooked loaf is best left for the raccoons. The photo is from Bread Under Cover.