Savoury Baking Ingredients
Here are some suggestions of savoury ingredients to use in baking. You can experiment with herbs, spices and seeds to make interesting rolls and flat breads. You can even add other ingredients such as sun dried tomatoes, olives and dried mushrooms for a Mediterranean flavour.
The much loved basic seasonings
At Healthy Supplies, we offer a low sodium salt substitute, whole peppercorns and pepper. Salt and pepper are the perfect partners to give that final touch to your meal.
A healthy, crunchy seed.
Sunflower seeds, much like pumpkin seeds, are high in polyunsaturates, minerals and fibre. These can be added in to various dough recipes and also make bread crusts more crunchy!
Gives a kick of flavour.
At Healthy Supplies, the sun dried tomatoes we offer are healthier than those preserved in oil. Instead we sell dried tomatoes in packets which avoid fatty preserves. These are tangy in taste and work very well in baking Italian-style breads
. These also taste good in sauces, with meats and vegetable dishes.
Sesame seeds have a unique, nutty and slightly sweet flavour. These seeds are very good for you and can be sprinkled on things like bread rolls.
Chunky, wholesome seeds.
Pumpkin seeds add crunch and texture. They are naturally high in minerals, omega oils
. These are often baked into breads and biscuits
but are perfectly ok for nibbling on loose.
Add that sweet poppy seed crunch.
Poppy seeds are usually associated with bagels and buns
, but can also be ground into a paste to make sweet filling for desserts. They add a crunchy texture to all sorts of dishes and in bread baking too.
Season your baking with pride!
We supply a variety of peppercorns, including black pepper
, and also cracked peppercorns
and even pink peppercorns
! Pepper is the classic seasoning
and can add a bit of spice and tang to anything. Savoury baking is no exception; you can season your bread with salt and pepper.
Soft and flavoursome mushrooms.
Porcini mushrooms (or 'ceps mushrooms'), have a distinct flavour
and an almost meaty texture
From our mushroom range, we feel that porcini mushrooms would work well in flat breads
with an Italian feel
. Once they have re-hydrated, some of the liquid left behind could also be incorporated into the dough, to infuse the bread in the deep flavour.
A protein-packed seed.
Hemp seeds, like most other seeds, are rich in omega-3 and omega-6. They are a complete protein and much like flax seed, have a nutty taste
that works well sprinkled on crusty bread rolls
, in crisp breads
, in muesli and salads.
Omega-3 rich, nutty flavoured seeds.
Flax seeds are like little cases of protein and fibre. They can be used in baking breads & crisp breads
, as well as sprinkled on muesli
, or to thicken soups
. These seeds act as a useful way of adding omega-3 fatty acids to the diet (ideal for vegans).
The Italian taste...
The Italian mixed herbs are a ready made blend. All you need to do is add to tomato-based sauces or directly into pizza dough
for a feel of Italy.
French mixed herbs...
The provencale herb mix is a classic French taste. Of course these have been blended for adding into all sorts of savoury dishes but also lend themselves well to home made crispbread recipes
, and healthy bread
Chopped chives - works with cheese...
Chives taste similar to onions and garlic, but with a much milder taste. They work well as an alternative to garlic or in salads and cheese-based snacks. A fresh baked bread mixed with chives and rosemary
would be complimented well with a low fat cheese on top, making a healthy lunch time meal.
Dried basil; a much loved herb...
Long-lasting dried basil for general culinary use. Can be sprinkled on top of savoury breads to add a fresh flavour. Basil is a commonly used herb when baking focaccia bread
A fresh aniseed-like flavour...
Caraway seeds are similar to aniseed in flavour as well as looks. Caraway may be used in baking. They are popular in Germany, where they are used to flavour sauerkraut and as well as cakes.