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Product Review: Helen’s Brilliant Bread (Ready Mix made, baked and tasted!)

As it is another Bread Week on the Great British Bake Off, it was timely to get out my bread-maker and make some GLUTEN FREE Bread. Helen’s Brilliant Bread was a mix that I received as part of July’s Crate of Nothing, so at the weekend, I gave it ago. (Unfortunately, Crate of Nothing have sent out there last box of Gluten Free delight and stopped this monthly subscription service, which is a shame. I found it useful to have delivered new products to my home that I could try but I suspect they ran out of “new” products and suppliers?) Would it be a “Star Bake”? 

It says what it is on the outside of the packaging!

It says what it is on the outside of the packaging!

Baking instructions.

Baking instructions.

It’s a straight-forward mix, adding just water (330ml) and oil (1 tbsp spoon), making up the mix and of course, the Bread-Maker, does all the hard work. The recipe also works baking in the oven, in a tin but it’s clearly easier with a bread-maker!

After mixing but before "baking" the bread doesn't look substantial enough...

After mixing but before “baking” the bread doesn’t look substantial enough to make a loaf.

The smell of freshly baking bread was beautiful. And when it “pinged”, I was quick to review the loaf. After a little bit of banging, the loaf left the tin and cooled on a wire rack.

A good airy loaf with a soft texture and a strong but firm crust.

A good airy loaf with a soft texture and a strong but firm crust.

It had a good colour and the crust was firm and crunchy without being too hard. As you can see from the pictures, the loaf was very airy and light, and perfect for sandwiches. Strangely, at first it seemed a little “wet” when cutting it up, but after a day (in sealed box), the bread actually tastes better and is a little more dry.

The range of Breads by Helen include Brown Bread, Seeded Bread and the White Sandwich Bread (which I have baked) all available at £2.49 on her website! In addition, there is a Scone Mix as well as some cake mixes available on her website. These are also stocked in Sainsburys, Asda and Ocado, and in Ireland in Tescos, Dunnes Stores and Musgrave Stores.

Brilliant Gluten Free Bread

Brilliant Gluten Free Bread

Definitely a Star Bake!


 

Other “Better Breed” Breads tried and tested on my blog include:

Tiger Bread from the Wheat Free Bakery

Tiger Bread from the Wheat Free Bakery

Paul's Toasted Sourdough bread.

Paul’s Toasted Sourdough bread.

M&S Made without Wheat Stone Baked Ciabatta

M&S Made without Wheat Stone Baked Ciabatta

Award winning Focaccia

Award winning Focaccia

 

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One comment on “Product Review: Helen’s Brilliant Bread (Ready Mix made, baked and tasted!)

  1. Pingback: Eating GLUTEN FREE @River Cottage Axminster, Devon /Dorset with Hugh Fernley Whittingstall… | GlutenFreePSD

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