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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 baking.
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.