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Things in bread: olives, cheese, nuts, what else?

pdxuser Oct 20, 2012 06:25 PM

I've come to the realization that I like bread with things in it. Olive bread. Cheesy bread (with the cheese baked in). Banana-nut bread. I need more things to put in bread. What else would be good?

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  1. Veggo Oct 20, 2012 06:48 PM

    Chopped garlic cloves, jalapenos (not in the same loaf).

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      Philly Ray Oct 20, 2012 06:54 PM

      Raisins or chopped up dates. Or any dried fruit.

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        pdxuser Oct 20, 2012 06:58 PM

        Oh, raisin bread, of course! Other dried fruit is interesting, any recommendations?

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          Veggo Oct 20, 2012 07:01 PM

          Dried mango pieces.

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            Cheese Boy Oct 20, 2012 11:14 PM

            Dried unsweetened cranberries & pumpkin seeds go well together in breadmaking.

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              Delucacheesemonger Oct 21, 2012 02:56 AM

              Candied orange rind.

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                Wawsanham Oct 22, 2012 02:23 PM

                It's great with finelly chopped up prunes!

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                  Caitlin McGrath Oct 27, 2012 07:36 PM

                  Chopped dried apricots are good.

              2. TeRReT Oct 20, 2012 07:01 PM

                herbs (chives, basil, rosemary, thyme, etc) ,coconut, red beans, sweet black beans, sweet potato, taro, bacon, ham, dried tomatos, apples/ cinnamon and plenty more I can't think of right now

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                  Chowrin Oct 22, 2012 04:32 PM

                  Melon pan!

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                    TeRReT Oct 23, 2012 06:52 AM

                    Melon pan is one of my weaknesses. I even got melon sugar in a tube that I can spread over a piece of regular bread and then when I toast the bread I get melon pan toast :D

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                      Tripeler Oct 26, 2012 01:11 AM

                      As far as I know, Japanese melon pan doesn't contain any pieces of melon. However, the expression "melon pan" is raunchy slang for full-shaped female breasts, FWIW.

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                  tardigrade Oct 20, 2012 07:40 PM

                  I make foccacia with carmelized onions or sun-dried tomatoes incorporated into the dough. There are Indian breads made with spinach, or baked stuffed with onions or nuts or fruits.

                  I've also made bread with leftover pureed winter squash.

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                    sr44 Oct 20, 2012 08:06 PM

                    Spinach. Walnuts. Cranberries. Chocolate............

                    1. ipsedixit Oct 20, 2012 08:14 PM

                      Peanut Butter and Jelly.

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                        enbell Oct 20, 2012 09:17 PM

                        really - pb&j, what preparation?

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                          ipsedixit Oct 20, 2012 09:25 PM

                          Between two slices.

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                            pdxuser Oct 20, 2012 09:56 PM

                            I don't want a list of sandwiches, but you can get PB&J swirled into bread: http://bit.ly/OSJn61

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                              enbell Oct 21, 2012 01:42 AM

                              Thanks, I was wondering if it was a muffin or something - great link thanks

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                        bigredssw Oct 20, 2012 09:31 PM

                        Jalapenos, cheese and bacon!!! Wonderful bread!!!

                        1. Cheese Boy Oct 20, 2012 11:20 PM

                          Lard Bread, Prosciutto Bread, Chocolate Bread, and Fig Bread

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                            JungMann Oct 23, 2012 07:37 AM

                            I'm surprised it took this long for someone to recommend lard bread. Those little spicy flecks of salumi in rich bread are delicious.

                          2. jadec Oct 21, 2012 04:22 AM

                            pistachio and chorizo

                            1. Crockett67 Oct 21, 2012 05:55 AM

                              Panettone with sugar orange and lemon peel, raisins, and candy ginger. Yum!

                              Casatiello with good salami and provolone cheese.

                              Knish with mashed potatoes, cheese, and leeks. (A LOT more other ways as well.)

                              Potica with walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, and honey.

                              I forget what the Russian one was with poppy seed filling was. But could also use almond paste.

                              1. EWSflash Oct 21, 2012 10:17 AM

                                Jalapenos and cheese
                                Olive oil and rosemary
                                Coconut in a slightly sweet dough

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                                  seamunky Oct 22, 2012 09:23 AM

                                  Pepperoni bread is yummy

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                                    laliz Oct 24, 2012 01:30 PM

                                    mmmmmm pepperoni balls!

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                                      valerie Oct 27, 2012 01:19 PM

                                      +1 on pepperoni bread!

                                    2. Motosport Oct 22, 2012 11:42 AM

                                      I love the Italian bread with chunks of prosciutto, garlic, cheese and olives!!!!!!!!!!

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                                        ohmyyum Oct 22, 2012 04:17 PM

                                        Super grain and seed bread.
                                        Soaked wheatberries, (rinsed) quinoa and millet, amaranth, wheat germ, steel cut oats, grits, brown rice hot cereal, sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, poppy, flax seeds. You might want to add some vital wheat gluten to help with rise, but it will still be a denser loaf!

                                        1. Bob W Oct 23, 2012 06:22 AM

                                          Chocolate cherry bread!

                                          1. RUK Oct 23, 2012 06:27 AM

                                            Regarding sweet versions of white bread - one year I ran short on Raisins and Chocolate morsels, so I grabbed some Sugar cubes. My then young children really loved the caramelized little pockets.

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                                              HillJ Oct 24, 2012 09:25 AM

                                              Roasted peppers
                                              Chopped nuts
                                              Pesto swirl
                                              Roasted potatoes
                                              Roasted tomatoes

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                                                FriedClamFanatic Oct 24, 2012 10:15 AM

                                                cornbread with minced onion and cheese (and/or jalapenos)
                                                Banana bread with blueberries and pecans ( a Big Hit!)

                                                Yeast bread dough with "fillings" made into dim sum or pasties (most freeze well)

                                                Once made a yeast bread with Chocolate chips, Allspice, and extra sugar.was ok....might be better as a rollup idea

                                                1. Cheese Boy Oct 24, 2012 11:58 AM

                                                  This has got to be some of the wildest looking bread I've ever seen (Eastern European "povitica"),
                                                  but the flavors and add-ins look very interesting ... http://www.povitica.com/Flavors.aspx

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                                                    laliz Oct 24, 2012 01:31 PM

                                                    sausage braid

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                                                      cacruden Oct 25, 2012 06:34 AM

                                                      Not what I think you expect to hear....... but lamb..... yes lamb!

                                                      Keeman Naan (Bread) (not sure of spelling)....

                                                      1. jmckee Oct 26, 2012 10:28 AM

                                                        I like Paul Prudhomme's jalapeno cheese bread / roll recipe.

                                                        Mary Ann Esposito has two I like: Lemon bread, and spinach bread. But nobody at my house likes spinach as much as I do, so I rarely make the latter.

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