Help me invent my own bread recipes!
December 6, 2010 3:38 PM Subscribe
I'll go ahead and call myself an experienced breadmaker. Now, I want to invent my own recipes. What should I keep in mind?
posted by ORthey to food & drink (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
After a couple years of honing my craft, I've gotten good at making bread. I'm no virtuoso, but I can pretty reliably bake some tasty bread. White bread, nan, pita, English muffins, cinnamon rolls, bagels, pita, etc. I also finally have a healthy and vigorous sourdough starter (after a few failed attempts!). I've gotten to the point where I'd love to start experimenting, and before I just dive in, I thought I'd query AskMe's awesome breadmaking denizens! Are there some essential ratios/ingredient combos/definite no-nos/etc that I should be aware of?
For reference: assume a fairly complete set of baking tools, a knowledge of what dough is supposed to feel and smell like, a fair amount of time on my hands, and a very open mind about what ingredients can go in/on bread and what shape it can be in.