Ever wonder how you can make bread taste a little more exciting? Well, one tempting way for sure is to add toppings.
Toppings are nothing new. In fact, we've all bought freshly baked bread made with traditional seed toppings, such as sunflower, anise, flax and caraway, to name a few. But there are more delightful ways to create tempting toppings and how to combine them with different types of breads.
For example:Challah bread can be made with or without seeds, depending on the occasion. Traditionally, either sesame or poppy seeds can be sprinkled over the top before baking, but you can use many other spices as well. For an unsweetened version of challah coarse salt with savory herbs works well together. A whole wheat version of challah could have a sprinkling of oatmeal, sunflower or flax seeds. And the same combination applies if you prefer the rustic look with white, whole-wheat or rye flour. For challah that is sweetened, the toppings would have the consistency and taste of a crumble made with sugar and flour. Continue reading