ADDING GRAINS, SEEDS, HERBS & FLAVOURINGS
The addition of seeds, herbs, grains or other products to a loaf can turn an ordinary bread into a goumet delight. Alternatively you may want to use some of our "add ins" to change the fibre levels or simply to for variation.
One bread mix of flour can produce dozens of different loaves simply by the addition of a few extra ingredients.
The general rule is to contiue to use the same anount of flour or bread mix as appears on the label.
Soft ingredients such as mixed fruit should be added towards the end of the machines kneading cycle.
Most machines have a "sweet" or "raisin" program and this ensures the machine "beeps" 5 minutes before the end of the kneading cycle. This is the time to add fruit or other soft ingredients that you didn't want pulverised by the kneading action.
Other ingredients such as seeds and grains can be added at the start of the cycle and do not require the use of the "sweet" or "raisin" program.
Additions that absorb water will require you to add a little more water than the same loaf without the added product.
Should you add ingredients that are moist, you will likely need to reduce the recommended amount of water to ensure the dough does not become too sticky.
The labels on our grains, flakes, seed and concentrates will give you an indication of any adjustment that is necessary. The golden rule is
- If all else fails, feel free to read the instructions.
After all, we did put them on the label to help you.
The labels will generally indicate the amount that would be a good starting quantity to use (Next loaf go a little higher or lower according to your own taste) and also if it advisable to alter your water quantity.
There is almost no limit to the breads and gourmet delights you can refine and discover.
Remember that delicate flavours are best used in white breads as wholemeals will be likely to overpower the them. Grains, granary flakes, seeds and grains of course do not fall into that category.
You can always ask for advice from our staff on the best way to use any of our products.