Taste (lack of)
i have only been baking bread for a few months. I bought a breadmaker, but thought the bread it made was pretty tasteless, so I started handmaking. I started with sourdough, but however many different methods I try it often fails to rise enough, so I switched to yeast as the raising agent. The bread comes out ok, with a good crumb, but is often as tasteless as in the breadmaker, particularly white bread (although ‘cheating’ by adding a little yeasr to the sourdough starter often works). Brown, with added malt is probably the tastiest, but my husband doesn’t care for it. Straight wholemeal and ‘seedy’ loaves are plain dull. What do commercial bakers do to make bread taste? I don’t want to add artificial flavourings, just make tasty bread.