Hello from Leicester, United Kingdom
Hello all. I've always wanted to be able to make specialist and creative bread. Over the many decades of my life, I've never really got around to it. I used to be a member of Dan Lepard's forum, but it seems to be gone now.
My home bread-making seems to have stretched only to using my Panasonic Breadmaker to make about two recipes, the standard 5-seeded bread, and a vegan-ised version of the fruited loaf. I also dump the Sainsbury's (uk supermarket) sundried tomato and herb bread mix into the Panasonic and hit the button, and greatly enjoy the result.
Out of a certain amount of frustration, I've just dumped the following ingredients into my breadmaker and hit the 'dough' settings. Mostly white flour, a proportion of rye flour (because I had some), standard amounts of olive oil, salt, and sugar, herbs, 100g onions, two tablespoons tomato puree, two crushed garlic gloves. Who knows what it's going to turn out like, but I just decided I wanted to do something, erm, different.
My plan is to make them into roll shapes, wet the tops, add mixed seeds, rise again, and bake with water in the oven.
Anyone got any quick advice for me, to prevent potential ignorance driven bready disaster? :)