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AIBU to think that bread should be edible

(33 Posts)
Grannyknot Mon 23-Jun-14 15:36:39

I'm so tired of buying bread at a ridiculous price in supermarkets and finding that I may as well chuck the bread away and eat the packaging. So I'm going to name and shame a few here, in case it's just me:

The Food Doctor Multi-seed & Cereal loaf (tasteless)
Waitrose Love Life Wholemeal and Pumpkin Farmhouse (cardboard)

I mean, with names like those, and at almost £2 a pop, you'd expect to be able to actually enjoy a sandwich or a piece of toast. That's two loaves in the bin today because I wouldn't even feed them to the birds.

thatbags Tue 24-Jun-14 17:54:12

You can use stale baguettes for cheese fondue.

Purpledaffodil Tue 24-Jun-14 17:58:26

Might be wrong TriciaF but I think that we export British flour to France because it is lower in gluten and hence better for making baguettes etc which have a much longer rising time.
So agree re Panasonic bread machines feetlebaum. I am on my third one too. Honey and sunflower seed loaf today as elder DS staying. I put it on the night before and love the smell of baking bread when I wake. Tried making baps at the weekend to go with slow cooked BBQ pulled pork and that was a revelation. Not like the cotton wool ones you buy at all. [greedy emoticon]

Mamie Tue 24-Jun-14 18:50:38

Tricia, I think the complète would be 150 which I agree is very worthy, but a bit heavy. Have a go at the type 110, we find it bakes every bit as well as English flour and rises beautifully. Have you got a Biocoop? They usually have a good range.

Mamie Tue 24-Jun-14 18:56:32

We make loaves for slicing and freezing, rolls, focaccia, pugliese, ciabatta; everything except baguettes in fact!
Definitely a very slow rising though, normally overnight.

Lona Tue 24-Jun-14 20:19:34

Morrisons make a 'split tin' white loaf which is pretty good, but it sells out very quickly in my little local store. It's almost as good as homemade.

rosesarered Tue 24-Jun-14 21:08:16

I do wonder why Waitrose do so poorly with bread? They generally sell some good products, but if some of us here have noticed their bread is always on the stale side, that must mean they are doing something different to other stores. What exactly?

mrsmopp Fri 27-Jun-14 16:48:07

We have a bread maker and get great results every time. Plus the yummy aroma makes the house smell wonderful.
(Must remember that if we ever put the house on the market as estate agents swear it produces a sale!)