No matter what recipe I followed it always came out the same. I stopped making bread regularly because I thought I just wasn’t good at it- that is, until I figured out the secret.
Common ingredients are probably must-haves, the unique ones could be optional.
I used to think I didn’t like pork chops. It turns out I didn’t like pork cooked until it was as dry and tough as shoe leather like my mom used to make them.