Posted By admin on February 14, 2009
As promised, I’ve been testing different bread mixes. Shop loaves are expensive, and I got fed up with how fast they go off, so now prefer to bake my own.
The three most available mixes seem to be Wrights, Allinsons and Supermarket own brands. If you just want plain white or brown bread, then I have to say that the supermarket ones are the best value. Tesco White Bread Mix is around 65p, makes one huge loaf or two small ones, and in my opinion, is indistinguishable from the dearer mixes. If you want ‘fancy’ bread, then then I found the Wrights ones particularly good.
I do have a breadmaker, but it is very old, and not too reliable anymore, so I made these mixes up by hand. It’s easy. It’s also very therapeutic if you are feeling a bit frustrated or tense. By the time you’ve given the dough a good work out, you’ll feel much calmer!
Simply follow the directions on the packet, and you will turn out consistently good loaves. I’ve been doing this for about two months now, and not had a failure yet.
Her’s a pic of one of the white loaves, made from Tesco Bread Mix. The flavour is good, and the bread is much more filling than shop bought sliced bread.