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Delicious Alchemy - Baking Soft White Bread Mix*

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For the last few weeks I have been baking on either a Saturday or Sunday. I have really been enjoying this new found weekend tradition James and I have, so we have been trying to keep it up!

Again this week we have decided to use a packet mix. As A, it barely ever goes wrong and B, I have a lot in the cupboard at the minute and it would be a waste not to use them. For a change this week we decided on a savoury bake, I needed some bread anyway so we took a look through my bread mixes to see which ones I had all the ingredients for.

The Delicious Alchemy mix for their soft white bread required 325ml water and 2tbs vegetable oil. I had the oil in the cupboard so I went for this option and all my others needed yeast, which I don't tend to have on hand, as I only buy the packs as and when I need them.

To make this loaf, add the mix to a bowl and pour the tepid water and oil over. If you are using an electric mixer mix for one and a half minutes on low, then medium for the next minute and a half. My mixer is not the best so I decided to do it by hand.

Once incorporated, the mix is thick and a little sticky. Place the mix in a loaf tin. I lined mine with baking parchment, smooth it out and let it prove for 40 minutes. It will not rise all that much, but once this is done, it is ready to go in the oven at gas mark 4/5 for 90 minutes.

Out of the oven, the bread rises nice and even and there is a good tap to the top of the loaf. Browned perfectly, this loaf comes out golden and domed, as if it needs to be in a 1950's advert!

Once cut, the bread has a lovely soft texture, I think if you used a handheld mixer or Kitchenaid it would be a lot lighter. The taste is what you'd expect to find in a free from bread. The last bread mix I did turned out awfully and tasted horrible, so I am glad this one wasn't like that!

So far I have tried this bread toasted, as it is with butter and as a toastie, all three were fantastic. I will be doing a second post of eats of the week using this bread to see all the ways we can use it and how it turns out!

Hannah x

*This product was sent to me to try, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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