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Shop bought bread mixes

Postby TeresaFoodie » December 26th, 2017, 7:06 am

I managed to dig out one of my loaf tins from storage yesterday and plan to start making my own but do not have space for many of the various ingredients needed so am looking for mixes that can be stored at home so I can turn out a small loaf as and when required.

So, any recommendations please?

I am keen to avoid plain white and prefer granary, stoneground, seeded loaves.

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Re: Shop bought bread mixes

Postby slimpersoninside » December 26th, 2017, 11:34 am

I have a Wright's wholmeal loaf in the bread machine as I type. IOHO we're happy with Wright's mixes. There's a reasonable range I think.
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Re: Shop bought bread mixes

Postby Zosherooney » December 26th, 2017, 12:06 pm

Lidl do 2 good ones - Farmhouse and a Rye. Really mealy and fill you up. Just mix with water and rise then bake. I have even used one in my bread maker.
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Re: Shop bought bread mixes

Postby Badger's mate » December 26th, 2017, 10:08 pm

Second the recommendation for Wright's. Malty, multi seed and oat & linseed all nice, as is the Parmesan & dried tomato.

Those mixes are also available as own brands at some supermarkets. I've also made them in both loaf tins and our bread maker
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Re: Shop bought bread mixes

Postby TeresaFoodie » December 27th, 2017, 4:52 am

Thanks for these recommendations. Wright's appears to be the one to go for and, as far as I can make out, available at Sainsbury's, although it seems their website is currently unavailable....

It's on my next shopping list. :tu:
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Re: Shop bought bread mixes

Postby sueturnersmith » December 27th, 2017, 6:01 am

Another vote for Wrights. They have several types, and have never had a failure.
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Re: Shop bought bread mixes

Postby Zosherooney » December 27th, 2017, 8:24 am

Wrights send me a calendar every year and a money off coupon, I struggle to find Wrights locally and have to wait till I visit another town.
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Re: Shop bought bread mixes

Postby Herbidacious » December 27th, 2017, 11:30 am

I think the Sainsbury's ones are ok too. I have used Wrights. Not noticed a massive difference.

Hmm maybe I will stick one on today. Out of bread, chauffeurless and it's cold and wet out.
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Re: Shop bought bread mixes

Postby TeresaFoodie » January 19th, 2018, 2:41 pm

Wright's were out of stock when I looked two days ago (people must have been reading this thread!) so I bought a Sainsbury's own brand multi seed mix. I baked it according to packet instructions but it turned out stodgy and very wet, enough for me to have to put the turned out loaf back into a hot oven for another ten minutes minus the loaf tin. Never again. A waste of time, money and electricity! It didn't really even taste of much.

I think a bread pudding might be in order!
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Re: Shop bought bread mixes

Postby dennispc » January 19th, 2018, 4:42 pm

That's a shame. Do you have room for a bag of white strong flour and wholemeal? Some specialist flours come in 1k bags. I don't know if supermarkets do packets of mixed seeds (mine come from our health shop), but if you have room for one of those you could do your own. If the answers no, there's not a lot you can do. Sorry for you.
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Re: Shop bought bread mixes

Postby Meganthemog » January 20th, 2018, 3:05 pm

TeresaFoodie wrote:Wright's were out of stock when I looked two days ago (people must have been reading this thread!) so I bought a Sainsbury's own brand multi seed mix. I baked it according to packet instructions but it turned out stodgy and very wet, enough for me to have to put the turned out loaf back into a hot oven for another ten minutes minus the loaf tin. Never again. A waste of time, money and electricity! It didn't really even taste of much.

I think a bread pudding might be in order!


I've used the Sainsbury's own brand a fair bit - but I never use a tin. I just form it into a rough oval and bake it. Always turns out beautifully - could be the tin that caused the problem. I do the same with the Wright's ones. Have you tried the Wright's Chocolate Fudge Cake mix - my DD uses this and says it is so easy and really cheap in comparison to cooking from scratch.
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