Happy National Herbs and Spices day!
If you want to spice up your bread a little bit, here are 4 herbs that you can experiment with to diversify your baking!
Rosemary’s powerful lemon-pine flavor can be used to give an artisan touch to the profile of breads and pizza crusts alike. Commonly combined with garlic and olive oil, this herb is a long time staple of bread makers dating back to Roman times! If you prefer a lighter taste, placing a sprig of rosemary on the baking sheet can add subtle hints of the herb’s flavor to the loaf.
Whether leveraging the clove flavor of sweet basil, or lemon basil’s beautiful citrus notes the variety and diversity of basil makes it a unique and fun flavor in cookies and cakes. When used in bread it is commonly combined with garlic and cheese; this versatile herb can add layers of flavor across many genres of baking!
This seed is typically used to accent rye, pumpernickel, wheat and other rich breads, and is known for its distinct sweet licorice like flavor. Though it may commonly be mistaken for anise, you won’t mistake the strong and unique flavor profile it can bring to your bread.
Thyme- This subtle and earthy herb blends wonderfully with other herbs and spices. Complimenting the flavors of rosemary, sage, lemon, onion, oregano, and more there is no wonder why it pairs so well in many Italian style recipes. Plentiful in nutrients and delicious, why not give it a try next time your testing out a new recipe?
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