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Helen’s sandwich bread mix

YUM!

I have bought this bread mix soooooo many times! It is utterly delicious an extremely easy to make. In fact I was going to get Zach to make it to show you just how simple the instructions are, however, in traditional cooperative child fashion, he decided to demand food instead so I fed him grapes instead…

Gluten free bread has been a bit of a journey for me over the past 17 years since my wheat allergy diagnosis in 2001. My mum used to make one in the bread machine that was like a brick but back in the early 2000s it was the best we could do!
Then supermarkets and brands began to make gluten free breads but they can be a bit hit and miss. Some loaves are fantastic but then the next time you buy it the crumb has huge holes in it and it is not suitable for toast or sandwiches (so disappointing 🙁 )

I then went through my own baking phase but it was always a bit doughy and never rose well.
In the last few years I have been introduced to Helen’s bread mixes (thanks Chris!). This sandwich mix is my favourite by far as it is so tasty and easy. It never doubles in size during proving as the pack states but it does rise in the oven and is far superior to any ready made loaf or homemade one that I’ve tried. Plus baking at home gives you the truly beautiful smell of baking bread: just perfect!

 

The only criticism I have of the loaf is that despite its name it doesn’t make good sandwiches in my opinion! The bread has a perfect crust and crumb but I have never been able to cut it into thin enough slices to suit sandwiches. I love eating it with soup, noodles or just on its own (it definitely seems like a treat!)


15 comments

  1. It looks so nice, I think if I couldn’t cut it thin I would not mind a doorstep sandwich at all! It must be a challenge having a wheat allergy. I’m glad the options have increased for you over the years.

  2. I love baking bread. Haven’t done it for ages though. I might have to make some now after seeing this! Looks yummy! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

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