I’ve talked before about my new found love for working with yeast – Its like a chemical experiment that suddenly I seem to get right and I love it. I’ve never used a pre-made bread mix though and wondered how they differed from bought bread. Do they really taste superior and yet save time? Sainsburys asked me if I would like to try one of their bread mixes to have a go.
We tried the Golden Multiseed Bread Mix – I made this loaf after school on a Thursday and loved it. All I had to do was mix in water and olive oil and leave to prove for an hour to double in size. I did this just before going on the school run so was all ready to go on my return. It really did double in size too!
The timings on the packet were exactly right – when it says cook for 30 minutes, it was dead on.
I loved the inside of the bread – just dense enough but with some larger air holes (I’m pretty sure this is what Paul Hollywood would call a ‘good structure’) I loved the seeds which made the bread so much more interesting than plain bread.
The verdict from the rest of the Costellos was just as good – When I got back from taking Millie to training later that night, over half of the loaf was gone – Always a good sign?
My tips for the perfect prove:
Turn the oven onto 140C for 10 minutes.
Turn off and leave the door slightly ajar for 5 minutes.
Place the dough in a metal bowl, covered with oiled cling film then place in the oven with the door closed.
Disclosure: I was sent the bread mix to review and a voucher to cover the cost of any extra ingredients needed.