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Real Bread Week: Food Experts Reveal Top 3 Add-Ins for Sourdough Bread

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Water, flour, sea salt, oil, and vinegar are all you need to bake a great loaf of sourdough bread. One of the best things about creating your own sourdough is how adaptable and creative it is, and although many prefer the traditional, straightforward bake, it’s also fun to switch things up and include different ingredients.

In celebration of Real Bread Week (17th–25th February), food experts at food box delivery service HelloFresh share three additional ingredients to add to the homemade bread for that extra flavour!

1. Add cheese 

Try experimenting with cheeses such as parmesan, cheddar, brie, and blue cheese, depending on your tastes. For a subtle kick, add grated cheese to the top before baking, or for a delicious gooey bite, leave the cheese in chunks.

2. Sprinkle herbs 

One of the most popular sourdough additions is herbs. No matter what you choose, whether it’s rosemary, sage, or oregano, sprinkle it over the dough and then rub it in just like you would salt. If you’re looking for something more flavourful, nuts and seeds such as walnuts, pine nuts, and even shelled pumpkin seeds go particularly well with these ingredients.

3. Honey

Honey can be used in your sourdough to reduce the sour taste and act as a natural sweetener. With just a few teaspoons, honey will give the bread a sweet flavour that goes great with dried fruit and nuts.

Recipe development manager Mimi Morley from HelloFresh said, “Sourdough bread is a great alternative to other breads as it contains higher amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It also contains lower levels of phytate, which helps your body absorb the nutrients more easily.”

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