What is it?
"A full-bodied multigrain bread kit - just add water!"
We are currently in the middle of renovating our first home, which means Ikea has become a regular pit stop for all manner of useful and miscellaneous items (read: lots of scented candles.)
This week we found ourselves back again to pick up various shelves/coffee tables/candles.... and as usual I could not resist a little peek at the food retail area.
Whilst wandering through the mountain of scandi treats, something caught my eye, a bread mix packaged in an usual carton. Having just mastered the art of the breadmaker, I felt this was an opportunity to expand my sphere beyond a simple whole grain loaf.
The bread mix is extremely simple and can actually be used without a bread maker, you simply add water to the carton, shake to mix, leave to prove, then bake in a bread tin.
The only thing I changed for my breadmaker was the addition of a tbsp of oil, just to stop it sticking to the bread tin.
I'm a big fan of dense, textured loaves and this mix does not disappoint on those fronts - the resulting loaf is robust and filling.
The only disappointment was that whilst the mix was in the proving stage, there was a wonderful malted aroma, however this did not translate into a rich flavour upon baking. If anything, the bread is slightly bland - possibly due to the fact that there is a short prove of only 40 minutes, which probably does not allow much time for flavour to develop.
Priced at £2.25, this might not be a staple way of baking bread, with a high cost per loaf. However it does make an easy and convenient way of experiencing a scandi style sarnie.
Have you tried any good Ikea food products at home? I'm especially interested to see if their frozen meatballs live up to expectations!
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