I have recently started experimenting with baking breads: beer bread, focaccia, and most recently - challah.
Problem: my challah came out rather bland. The recipe I used called for:
20 gram dry yeast
540 ml warm water
50 gram sugar
1 kg flour
60 ml oil
1 tbsp salt
(also 1 egg, 1 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp salt for eggwashing, and sesame seeds on top)
The challahs have risen nicely, I like the texture, the colour, the shape, but it tastes bland. I wonder how I could remedy that.
Would replacing half the water with milk produce a richer flavour? Or should I try something else?