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Oct 20, 2012 06:25 PM

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

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

    1. Raisins or chopped up dates. Or any dried fruit.

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      1. re: Philly Ray

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

          1. re: pdxuser

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

              1. re: pdxuser

                It's great with finelly chopped up prunes!

              2. 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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                  1. re: Chowrin

                    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

                    1. re: TeRReT

                      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.

                1. 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.

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