A blogger I generally trust recently posted a recipe for a simple, brown soda bread.
The recipe calls for: bread flour, whole wheat flour, and wheat germ.
What is the purpose of adding wheat germ to a bread dough? What function does that serve?
I thought wheat germ was what you removed to turn whole wheat flour into white flour. So is the wheat germ just there to make the bread darker? Or is it something to do with it being a soda bread, instead of a more standard yeast bread?