Extravagant bread spices

Joining the post about the “classic” bread spices, it may be said that more ingredients can be added to vary the taste of freshly baked breads.


Almost everyone knows the taste and smell of the classic bread spice caraway, fennel, anise and coriander. But for the interested housewife and the adventurous baker there are far more spices and optional ingredients for even more flavor and exclusive taste available.



Just try is the motto, because in addition to extravagant bread spices such as cardamom, chili, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, also pepper, fenugreek, star anise and sesame could be interesting additions as well.


Whether linseed can be described as a spice is a matter of opinion. But linseeds can definitely be healthy together with sunflower seeds.

Extravagant bread spices


All grains that you use, such as sunflower seeds, linseeds or sesame, should be soaked overnight in warm water before being added to bread dough. A shot of beer gives the bread the right aromatic spice.


You simply mix these spices with the other four classics you know. Of course, there are no limits to fantasy: even wild herbs can harmonize and produce a slightly different taste nuance. Examples could be dandelion and stinging nettle.

Adding olives and nuts, but also cheese, honey, onions etc. is getting more and more popular today.


Did you already know that you should cut bread with nuts at the earliest after 6 to 8 hours?


It takes time to fully unfold the full aroma of the nuts. Before you start baking, however, you should try out which ingredients fit together and also pay attention to whether the spices you planned to add fit your bread recipe!


Spices are like the salt in the soup – so take care that you do not oversalt your bread.


For 1 kg of flour you need not more than 2 teaspoons of salt, which is best mixed with the spices and the flour.


In the end it should be said that you could also taste the pure flour of your bread, whether from rye or spelt. A pure bread, without any additives can be a new experience as well. Pure taste!



Here you can find the post about the “classic” bread spices: https://www.getreidemuehle.com/en/the-scent-of-bread-is-like-the-scent-of-home-seasoning-bread/