What is your favourite type of bread?
Mine is pumpernickel but I can’t get the ingredients to make that and my bread maker would probably struggle, anyway. However, it does do a decent wholemeal rye – as demonstrated by how quickly the one I made for the pot luck lunch on the last day of the PDC was demolished.
According to my Panasonic instruction booklet, a good addition to rye bread is caraway seed. I can attest that this is true and now I am in the process of trying to grow my own.
I say ‘trying’ because, with no greenhouse and few windows in my house, the seeds sown this year have only just become seedlings large enough to be planted out in the herb garden. Thankfully, caraway is perennial and flowers in the second year, so I wouldn’t be getting a crop this year no matter the circumstances.
The fact that caraway is perennial, though, begs the question as to why there are so many seeds in a packet, when cucumbers might have so few (well, mine this year did). Perhaps you need fields of the former for an ounce of seeds for baking?