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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 14-Oct-13 15:48:17

Jackson's Bakery have asked us to find out how Mumsnetters are using bread on a day to day basis.

Here's what Jackson's Bakery have to say: "Here at Jackson's we want to raise public awareness about local provenance and encourage consumers to regularly purchase locally sourced produce. What’s more we want to know how Mumsnetters use their bread day to day and broaden their culinary horizons. We have a collection of recipes on our website but we would love to hear your ideas too!"

What's your favourite way to include bread in your day? Do you start your day with some toast? Or maybe you like having sandwiches for lunch? What's your favourite type of bread? What about your DCs? Do you have to convince them to eat the crusts on their bread, or do they like the crusts?

Do you ever use bread in other recipes? Maybe you like making bread and butter pudding? Or do you use bread for pizza bases? Whatever you use bread in, Jackson's Bakery would love to hear about it.

Everyone who adds a comment will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a luxury Yorkshire hamper containing: Barely Orange Marmalade, Yorkshire Chutney, Gold from the Wold 250ml, Orange Museli with raisins, Hornsey Clotted Cream Fudge and Heather Honey, plus some Jackson's loaves and teacakes (RRP £50).

Please note your comments may be used (anonymously of course) on Jackson's Bakery social media channels and possibly elsewhere.

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw,


DreamlessSleep Mon 14-Oct-13 15:57:04

I love cheese topped rolls and tiger bread, but with nothing but butter on. The kids love tiger cheese with butter. If its tiger they eat all of it but normsl sliced white they leave the crusts.

DreamlessSleep Mon 14-Oct-13 15:59:26

We make a type of stuffing that has large pieces of thick white bread in, its delicious. Doesnt work well with brown though.

SoupDragon Mon 14-Oct-13 16:01:42

I have a breadmaker and my favourite things that come out of it are the "speciality" breads.
Banana bread is wonderful - it makes lovely chewy toast.
Cinnamon and raisin bread - again, makes wonderful toast.
Cheese bread - fabulous warm with lots of butter. Or toasted!

Sadly I am intolerant to wheat to some degree and can't eat as much as I would like.

SoupDragon Mon 14-Oct-13 16:02:08

Mmmm... bread and butter pudding....

BooItTooJulia Mon 14-Oct-13 16:08:15

I love bread. Focaccia, white cob, ciabatta, crusty rolls, flatbreads, paratha, naan, pizza, garlic bread, malt loaf, sweet bread, iced fingers, fruit loaf, French stick, sourdough...I could go on.

I make a lot of bread, we buy a lot of bread, we eat a lot of bread.

But my absolute favourite bread-y thing? A sandwich made with toasted bread, and filled with grated cheese, mayo and salad. Bliss. Oh and maybe an old fashioned bread pudding too!

KuppiKahvia Mon 14-Oct-13 16:12:51

I have the river cottage bread book and have made loads of things from it over the last 2 years. Most successful have been bagels, pittas, blinis, & hot cross buns. I also make all my own bread and love experimenting with different blends of flour.
Yesterday whilst making pizza bases I made some fab pizza rolls, roll out pizza Dough into rectangle, top lightly as usual then roll up and chop into 3 cm rounds,. Squash down onto baking tray & leave to rise. Really really successful with the dc smile

littlemonkeychops Mon 14-Oct-13 17:39:58

I like bread but wouldn't say i do anything particularly adventurous with it. Just the usual toast, sandwiches, etc. I've often wondered about getting a bread maker but am never sure if oven is just as good and it would end up sat in a cupboard.

WhyIRayLiotta Mon 14-Oct-13 17:44:03

I love bread.

My favorite is cheese and tomato bread, or french baguette. I also love it as sides, garlic bread / nan / pitta for dipping etc.

I also LOVE cheese toasties - all the family does - they are a go-to last minute supper. Bread - buttered both sides, sliced cheese and finely chopped onion - sandwiched and toasted under the grill for a few minutes until crunchy. We eat them with beans!

A favorite snack in our house is fruit loaf / fruit bread with butter and strong cheddar cheese. yummy.

dahville Mon 14-Oct-13 17:45:37

My son's favourite is baguette eaten while we are walking around he aisle at the grocery store; on days when he is being a fussy eater we can always get him to eat baguette.

My favourite weekend treat is a fried egg served on a buttered, toasted bagel with cheese.

I don't use bread as an ingredient in any recipes but we do eat a lot of bread.

WowOoo Mon 14-Oct-13 17:46:38

Our family love bread. My favourites are sourdough, rye and soda bread.
We make our own from time to time. I don't think the ingredients are local but I'd be happier if they could be and if the price was reasonable.

I love a toasted sandwich if it's cold outside, bread dipped in soup or stale bread used to make croutons, stuffing or breadcrumbs for a dish. I never waste any.
My children would eat too much bread if I didn't stop them -crusts are never a problem.

Faithless12 Mon 14-Oct-13 17:50:51

DS has to have toast for breakfast, we treat ourselves to pain au chocolat at the weekend but DS always asks for his toast. He leaves all of his crusts except for the bread I bake at home but I don't like crusty bread so try to ensure we don't have too crusty a bread.

Spirael Mon 14-Oct-13 18:22:23

I love bread, but it is my number one enemy when it comes to weight gain. So, if I'm going to have something bready, it has to be really worth my while! None of this cheap supermarket sawdust, it has to be warm out of the oven and smothered in butter and stuffed with filling.

Just isn't worth the calories, otherwise!

CMOTDibbler Mon 14-Oct-13 18:31:25

I'm coeliac, so I haven't eaten real bread in 15 years. GF bread has come a long way in that time, but its never a real pleasure.

DS loves sourdough bread, and the poncey object can sniff out an artisan bread stall from a mile. No issues on crusts.

For pizza (ds and dh), I make HFWs magic dough, and ds's friends think that 'make your own pizza' from scratch is amazing.

StainlessSteelCat Mon 14-Oct-13 18:45:33

it took me a while to start typing a reply, I got lost in a day dream of fresh bread, still warm from the oven, pulled apart, slathered with cold salty butter, and then eaten. as it was a day dream I didn't have to stop. so I'll be baking tomorrow, simple white rolls to have with soup for supper. any escapees from supper will be used as lunch box sandwiches the next day, and lunch for me and toddler. I also make bread for weekend breakfasts, either tea or fruit loaf, or very occasionally brioche. I want to try making Danish pastries, but finding the time for that is unlikely! I cook bread most weeks though, usually rolls, sometimes pitta bread, or loaves.

BlackberrySeason Mon 14-Oct-13 18:47:31

My favourite things we do with bread here:

Cheese on toast

Eggy bread

Breadcrumb topping for macaroni cheese

Crumbled bread added to chestnut mushroom soup while cooking thickens it and adds amazing flavour

Bread and butter pudding

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Mon 14-Oct-13 19:12:46

I eat far too much bread.
Bagels are my favourite - plain or cinnamon raisin. I like to make my own, but supermarket bakery ones are pretty tasty too. A meal doesn't feel complete without some kind of bread - naan with a curry, baguette, soup with a hunk of fresh rustic bread, homemade pizza etc. I like making my own pizza dough, but if I'm in a rush I like using naan breads for pizza bases.
DD1 (2.8) loves bread too - almost any kind will do. She likes seeds, but isn't too keen on cheesy bread (despite cheese sandwiches being one of her favourite snacks). She asks to chose a bread roll every time we're at the supermarket.
DH likes toast with eggs or a bacon sandwich for breakfast.

missorinoco Mon 14-Oct-13 19:24:55

Fresh bread, with soup. Mmmm. Or with cheese. Or toasted.

I also use bread for stuffing, bread and butter pudding, and wraps for pizza. Tend to make my own pizza bases now though.

Crusts are variable. As toddlers the children tended to refuse them. The moment they forget they stay on bread, and a crust free option is soon forgotten.

edlyu Mon 14-Oct-13 19:31:02

I love warm soda bread with homemade rhubarb jam and real buter slathered on it. Mmmmmm grin

Or a slice of plain bread (I think better known in england as Scottish loaf?) with real butter again. Nothing else

If we buy a fresh loaf of say Tiger bread we have a fight over who gets the first crust -with butter of course. Sulks all round if someone pinches it without checking if its okay to have it.

mignonette Mon 14-Oct-13 19:42:45

I have been buying Jacksons seeded Bloomer from Waitrose although at £1,55 a loaf it is a little pricey for sliced bread. We love it.

I make a mean Tuna Melt w/ two slices of bread, spring onions, tuna roughly mashed with mayo salt and pepper and topped with slices of mature Cheddar. Place on toasted bread and flash under a grill until bubbly. Sandwich together, spread the top w/ butter and slice.

All left over bread gets converted into eggy bread, Bread and Butter Pudding or Croque Monsieurs. I make a cheat Croque by using Waitrose 5 cheese sauce w/ added Parmesan to top toasted sandwiches stuffed with ham and cheese. We also fry cubed left over bread in olive oil then toss it into salads with crumbled bacon or chicken pieces. Add Vinaigrette for cheats Panzanella.

You can also line deep muffin cups with lightly toasted bread, fill with crumbled grilled bacon and break an egg into them. Place in the oven until the egg is set. Yum.

Letitsnow9 Mon 14-Oct-13 19:49:51

Nothing beats hot toast although toasted cheese and peanut butter sandwiches are rated highly here!

Ah, Jacksons bakeries.
You must be related to my favourite student convenience store.
There was a Jacksons on most streets in 'Ull (this was before the supermarkets cottoned on and started express stores) and they kept some fairly unsociable hours, which was perfect for us students. <fond memories>
Anyway, I digress.

I LOVE all bread products.
You won't catch me on a low carb thread, that's for sure.

For breakfast: English muffins with lashings of butter (proper stuff) or crumpets with lots of butter and delicious farm shop strawberry jam.
For lunch: my all time favourite and also pregnancy craving x 3 is a white crusty baton with butter (see a theme here?) and ham with a dash of black pepper. Delicious.

Unfortunately, my DC have inherited my love of all things carb and despite always saying they don't want anything you can bet as soon as the toast is done, they'll want a bit. smile

Austin7 Mon 14-Oct-13 20:17:25

I bake my own bread and still get excited when pulling it out of the oven! I'm not very adventurous although I generally add handfuls of pumpkin and sunflower seeds to coarse ground wholemeal flour. Amazing toasted with melted cheese and date and walnut chutney. Great fibre too!

Total bread fiend. Favourite breakfast is cheese in a roll or fried egg sandwiches. Favourite bread is sourdough, also love pitta. The kids generally have pitta and sliced wholemeal.

ShatnersBassoon Mon 14-Oct-13 20:51:33

I love bread. All of it. I love Scottish morning rolls more than any other, but they're hard to get hold of outside of Scotland - not crusty but not soft, fluffy and chewy inside.

LadyBoxe Mon 14-Oct-13 20:53:35

Another bread addict here. My favourite things at the moment are egg in bread (cut a hole in the middle of a slice of bread, fry it, crack an egg into the middle... bliss); and apple charlotte made with cholla bread.

afromom Mon 14-Oct-13 20:55:45

We get through tons of bread in our house and its only me and DS! DS's favourite after school snack is toast and marmite. Some days he will eat 4 slices in one sitting!

My favourite bread is crusty olive bread, cut into big chunks and used to dip into olive oil and balsamic glaze mmmm! I have this several times a week, and have to stop myself from eating a whole loaf!

Any crusty bread with butter always goes down well and DS also like French stick pizza, which is the quickest dinner in the works to make and really fills him up. I like French stick with melted gruyere cheese on top, floated in French onion soup.

God I'm hungry now!

afromom Mon 14-Oct-13 20:56:55

Oh I forgot... Sour dough as a bowl with clam chowder inside was a great hut too when we visited San Francisco. I haven't got round to trying to make it here though,

MollyRoses Mon 14-Oct-13 21:11:46

Ooh bread. I love fancy ones with bits like sundried tomatoes in them and toasted into finger slices dipped in olive oil

Our local farm shop has bread delivered daily from a really good bakery. I like the huge cottage loaves, sliced with loads of butter. Also their cheesy bread, eaten just as it is on the way home with soup for lunch.

As for cooking with bread, I love bread and butter pudding and eggy bread, but DH and DC aren't so keen.

SaltySeaBird Mon 14-Oct-13 21:19:06

Ooh yummy. I love bread, although it doesn't love me.

Thick, crusty white loaf smothered in butter and jam is the best way to eat it! A very occasional weekend treat.

I love tiger bread - preferably a tiger baguette filled with feta, tomatoes, cucumber, olives and parsley. It's a real treat as we normally have brown sliced bread. We buy wraps for DD's lunchbox as they don't go stale as quickly as bread. She loves crumpets for breakfast.

starfishmummy Mon 14-Oct-13 22:00:30

I like a sourdough loaf, failing that a lovely fresh crusty white loaf. I will usually eat some bread every day, maybe some breakfast toast, a lunchtime sandwich or just a thick slice spread with good butter

JoInScotland Mon 14-Oct-13 22:07:55

I used to have a bread machine, and it was great. My toddler was fab at using it and we made all sorts of things in it - granary bread, naan bread, pizza dough, you name it! Then it broke and I went back to making everything by hand. (Once you get used to homemade, store-bought bread tastes dry and salty).

So now I make my grandmother's potato bread for our everyday loaf. It makes fabulous toast, sandwiches, and snacks. I make banana bread to use up all the bananas that go ripe at the very same moment. We have embarked on making hot cross buns because they are my son's favourite, but they are a bit time consuming. Then there's always gingerbread (does that count?)

I like making French toast with my bread but no one else eats that so it's my secret pleasure when DP is at work and DS is at preschool!

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Mon 14-Oct-13 22:20:59

Where to start.....I was brought up waking to the smell of bread baking in the Aga as my mother made bread every day. My parent were of the "make everything, grow everything, rear everything yourself generation of the 70s. This extended to understanding the provenance of all: we reared our own calves, we ground our own feed and then yes, our flour, first in a hand mill and then in a larger mill powered by a while most primary school children slumbered, I was out there with protective mask on face, milling grain. This might have put some off. No. While au pairing in France I made bread every day. I had a small brea and I lasted until age 19 before I could no longer resist the temptation of making my own bread on a daily basis. I no longer grind my own flour but I choose my flour carefully. This may surprise the purists but I love my bread maker - I use it to mix the dough as it does a better job than I do and saves me time to boot. The saddest day was when I found out my sister was coeliac and I decided to cut out wheat from my diet. I still make bread in some form every day for my family and love the process. Pizza, sour dough, ciabatta, wholemeal, pitta bread.....I make sandwiches for my children every day and they comment on the bread batch I have made. They are excellent critics.

My childhood is happily perfumed with scents of drop scones, currants scones, need I torture you further....

ouryve Mon 14-Oct-13 23:04:16

Eeeee, are Jacksons still going? I remember them from when I were a lass!

I don't actually eat a lot of bread - maybe a slice or two a day, rarely more, sometimes none. I managed to get hold of some Village Bakery rye bread with seeds, at the weekend, though, and I'd forgotten how delicious it is. I usually like my sarnies with lots of greenery in them, but I've been enjoying simple ones made with just rye bread, butter and cheese, today grin

petalsandstars Tue 15-Oct-13 01:56:15

I love the taste of wholemeal and seeded bread over plain white toasted. But warm bread or rolls straight out of the oven with butter are divine.

My DCs will leave the crusts of toast or sandwiches but with eat all of a baguette <funny bunch>

shelley72 Tue 15-Oct-13 07:13:43

We love bread. Have been buying Jackson's bread since it came in to our local waitrose. We won't buy any other shop sliced bread now.

Thinking about it, we actually eat a lot of bread - bagels or toast for breakfast, sandwiches, ciabatta, toasted muffins, crumpets or tea cakes for Sunday tea or an afternoon snack when the children are back from school. Pitta bread and houmous to dip in lunch boxes. A baguette never makes it home from the shop in one piece, and fresh bread always tempts fussy Dd.

I use bread in bread and butter pudding (yum), blitz up bread that's past its best for breadcrumbs and use for home made fishcakes, make a tuna melt on muffins thing with tuna, ketchup, mayo, red onion, tuna and cheese (tastes better than it sounds honestly). Also going to be making a bread pudding this weekend. It's one of my grandads favourites that I remember from my childhood and I've just found a recipesmile.

JogOnKitty Tue 15-Oct-13 07:22:15

Ooo bread! We love bread in my house. Toasted cheese sandwiches, thick crusty stuff with butter and jam, sundried tomato ciabatta but our favourite at the minute is homemade cinnamon bread with a sugary glaze. It has to be eaten as soon as it comes out of the oven though!

I love a loaf made with Ale, there is a local fakery that makes it using a local ale and it's Devine.

I love trying out new bread recipes, we're big no bread in our house.

I have the problem though that DP doesn't like dried fruit so fruit breads are out, we made a sunflower seed and honey loaf recently and it was really nice.

It also helps to add variety to the kids lunch boxes if the rolls are made with different types of bread. smile

We also use homemade bread dough for pizza bases, they go down a treat, especially when cooked on the pizza stone in the oven ,the kids prefer them to takeaway pizza. smile

mignonette Tue 15-Oct-13 10:23:23

Breathes We love Tiger bread too especially when it is heavily striped and has that lovely salty malty bite to it. It works really well w/ jam to get that salty sweet hit.

gazzalw Tue 15-Oct-13 10:53:44

What's your favourite way to include bread in your day? Do you start your day with some toast? Or maybe you like having sandwiches for lunch? What's your favourite type of bread? What about your DCs? Do you have to convince them to eat the crusts on their bread, or do they like the crusts?

We are bread afficionados in this house although DW gets cross with the crumbs from big uncut loaves ;-( (she has a point - they do go everywhere...). However that doesn't stop us from making granary bread in our bread-maker on a regular basis. I love nothing more than the smell of freshly baked bread and what better Sunday evening treat than warm, granary bread with a good bit of mature cheddar and pickle grin!

Bread is one of the simple but very effective (and tasty) things of life that really we couldn't do with out in our home! We actually don't eat bread often for breakfast (unless we are having a poached eggs/scrambled eggs on toast type of breakfast a deux if I'm off and the children are at school!) but it features heavily in lunchboxes and light lunches at home (nothing better than baguette, French cheese and salad!).

The children are pretty eclectic in their bread tastes although they are always moaning about having brown, wholemeal bread for their sandwiches because few of their classmates do. They are irritating about not eating their crusts though which drives me mad! They certainly used to when they were toddlers!

DW does a Nigella and blitzes stale bread into breadcrumbs which she then freezes for future use. She uses these for 'pepping' up a cheesy topping to a home-made pie, doing schnitzels, making treacle tarts etc.....We don't really go in for puddings in a big way so although we have had bread and butter pudding it wouldn't ever be a staple use for bread in our house. I have always fancied making (but not do it yet) that Italian salad which uses chunks of stale bread (drizzled in olive oil if I recall) - it doesn't sound very appetizing but I am sure with its Italian provenance it would be fab. Gazpacho is another excellent and tasty use for bread too - but usually only made in the summer months here!

Albiebee Tue 15-Oct-13 11:07:39

We love bread here and are picky about where we get it, it's a drive to the good bakery but worth it! Good bread also makes great breadcrumbs, I always try to dry out the crusts, pulverise them and then bag them up in the freezer, that way I can make homemade stuffing (the only kind I'll eat!) and breaded schnitzels and fishcakes etc too. No need to defrost the breadcrumbs, just use them straight from the freezer.

I also love making home made garlicky croutons for soup. My husband is a toast fiend, with marmite being his poison of choice.

Eastpoint Tue 15-Oct-13 11:51:47

We eat masses of bread & my husband is very particular about bread - he went on a two-day course a few weeks ago on using wild yeast in bread making. We have lots of different sorts of breads here - bagels for the children for breakfast, wholewheat sourdough for toast for him, white sourdough for toast for me, organic baguettes for lunch probably 3 times a week and then other bread with soup. My son comes home from school and has a bagel with nutella on it, my daughter prefers pitta bread as a post school snack.

I like slightly chewy bread. I love eggs florentine with the muffin soaking up all the spinach juices underneath the poached egg & hollandaise sauce.

We both run a lot and do masses of dog walking so that's probably how we get away with so much bread in our diet.

CheekyChimpsMummy Tue 15-Oct-13 12:35:14

I love to bake and try my hardest to reuse all leftovers (not wasting money must be my tight fisted Yorkshire genes coming out!)

I always blitz bread in the food processor one it's lost it's freshness and pop it in the freezer. I often use the crumbs to coat chicken and fish, add it to stuffing or my personal favourite is to use the breadcrumbs for the filling of a treacle tart for a Sunday treat!!

Big bread lovers in my house! We usually take packed lunches to work so have bread most days - we have loaves, cobs, bagels, wraps, pittas - any bread really. We love going to the bakery for lovely handmade bread but to be honest I'm equally happy with a bit of sliced for a sandwich. We like baking bread but with both of us working full time we don't do it as often as I would like - I do tend do do a nice quick soda bread to have with soup whenever I can though.

I'm experimenting with other bread recipes atm thanks to Paul Hollywood's books so eating far more than I should!

Any leftovers get blitzed and saved as breadcrumbs, made into Panzanella or a bread and butter pudding.

fossil971 Tue 15-Oct-13 13:16:07

I really love bread. I make nearly all ours in my breadmaker, sadly I am not at home enough to hand bake also everything comes out flat. the children eat the wholemeal loaf but don't like "bits" and sometimes leave crusts. we also use it for pizza. I am watching my weight so ration myself to 2 slices a day so if I have toast for breakfast not a sandwich lunch. above all my favourite is very fresh granary bread.
I've never seen Jacksons for sale but the only shop bread I think is better than home made is from a local bakery called Gaytons in Warwickshire. And local flour from Claybrooke mill at our farmers market.
The children would probably like a less crusty bread for packed lunch so I would look for Jacksons if it comes in below the magic £1.

OneMoreThenNoMore Tue 15-Oct-13 13:55:07

Our family loves bread!

I bake most of ours myself; we have a machine but I mainly use that to make dough, then bake the loaf in the oven as I don't like the shape of the loaf that the machine produces! I have a kitchenaid mixer and sometimes make dough in that too- when the bread machine dies, I'll just use that.

My usual loaves are: white, white with seeds that I've mixed myself (usually pumpkin and sunflower), malted grain, wholemeal, focaccia; and we also make our own pizza dough.

I love bacon and egg ciabattas as a weekend treat, or just hot buttered toast with marmite, all kinds of sandwiches, toasties, muffins with cheese and beans, pitta bread pizzas... Our dcs love bread too, but at the moment their favourite is shop-bought soft white sliced bread! grin

We have a breadmaker, but since DD1 was born we do end up buying shop-bought bread about half the time. I love homemade granary bread though, and the smell of it baking is fantastic.

We (3yo, 1yo and I) have a bread- or toast-based lunch most days. Sandwiches, cheese on toast, dippy egg with soldiers, french toast, beans on toast. We buy white bread for french toast but otherwise either 50/50 or homemade granary.

I've made pizza dough in the breadmaker a couple of times. I love bread and butter pudding but I've yet to try making it myself.

sighbynight Tue 15-Oct-13 14:30:41

Warning: This is not a health food.

Cheese dreams are a favourite in our house. Soft fluffy white bread cheese sandwiches dipped in egg and fried. French toast cheese sandwiches! Children love them.

ScienceRocks Tue 15-Oct-13 14:38:03

Love bread in our house. I make it quite often but we also buy sliced (for packed lunch sandwiches), bagels, crumpets (for breakfast), pitta (to go with hummus), wraps (a quick lunch for me with grilled halloumi, rocket and beetroot).

My kids love my flowery eggs. I cut the crusts off a slice of bread, roll it with a rolling pin, then butter one side and press it into a muffin tin (butter side down). Bake at 180C for 10 minutes, then crack in a small egg and return to the oven for another 10-15 minutes until the white is cooked and yolk still a bit squidgy. Can add ham or spinach under the egg if you want.

GaryBuseysTeeth Tue 15-Oct-13 14:50:28

We love bread here, although bread in desserts (summer pudding, bread & butter etc) is awful, though DH disagrees, will have to try Jacksons b&butter pudding recipe for him/ds1.
We also disagree on white bread, he loves it & won't touch other stuff & I dislike it.
I think we'd probably divorce if we didn't share out the brioche fairly.

Pitta & hummus or baked beans on toast are our go-to quick meals, we usually have sliced white (for DH for work), a brown loaf from the bakers (for DS1 & I), pitta/wraps in the freezer.

What I like doing with leftovers is a nan bread pizza; left over curry (usually chicken something or saag aloo) with extra sauce spread on a naan with roasted tomatoes.

kateandme Wed 16-Oct-13 02:10:24

i love does the family.
fresh bread is always the best.but then again a toastie type white bread is fantadstic for certian things like fish fingers!!
crustie bread is fab for buttys.
we are tradiotional sandwhich eaters.but we use it for other things too.
stale bread is used too.blend into breadcrumbs and use with herbs and lmeon zest on fish.mix with salt and vinegar crips to top a pasta bake.mix with parmasan to coat chicken.
slice baguette onto a mince base or chicken in sauce make a grate topping a pie without the pastry.

we love bakery loaves.there are some great onion falvoured ones.
unfortuantely we dont have a bakery near us.but its a treat when we go away and have a bakery ust down the road who does equisite breads.
the rolls there little plump white rolls are fantastic.

white bread is always chosen over brown for leftover roast meat snadwhiches.
toast and jam is a lovely cosy supper
the kids have always been brought up with the crusts on so havent asked for anything esle.which has been very useful.

Bread is king in our house and I would buy it fresh every day, but we have no local bakery sadly. I use a bread maker and usually do half whole meal and half white flour. Otherwise we buy from the local supermarket 'fresh' bread counter. We all like crusts and I've never cut them off for the children. We buy baguettes too usually at the weekend for bruschetta or bacon baguettes.

Bread in our house is normally scoffed as toast, sandwiches, garlic bread, just bread and butter, with soup... Very rarely goes stale but if it does then it goes into croutons, bread and butter pud, more toast!

I would love to make an italian dish I once had that uses stale bread to make a salad with tons of olive oil and olives and fresh tomatoes. Lush.

Ruby6918 Wed 16-Oct-13 17:00:12

we are bagel fans toasted for breakfast as they r so quick, dairylea and ham and everyones fed in a few mins, i prefer a seeded loaf, the kids prefer white, but i try to buy to 50/50 variety and hope they dont notice!

im irish so i make my own home made soda, mums receipe and there is no proving or yeast involved and anyone can make it, delicious for lunch with soup, with a salad, with stew, toasted, real butter and ham,


350g plain flour
1 and half teaspoons of bicorbonate of soda
1 tea spoon salt
300 ml buttermilk

Preheat oven to 200 degrees c

put flour,bicorbonate of soda, and salt into large bowl, pour in half the buttermilk and mix with a spoon, now add the remaining buttermilk and get your hands in to mix thoroughly until its a thick dough,

lightly flour your work surface and form the dough into a rough round shape,dont work the dough too much, transfer the round to a lightly floured baking tray. using knife cut a cross into the dough about a quarter of the way through

place in the oven for about 35-40 mins until the top has gone brown, to make sure its cooked through remove from the oven and tap the bottom
if it sounds hollow its cooked through,

and then serve with butter or whatever takes your fancy !

this can be frozen but it never lasts long enough

sometime i add grated cheese or some bacon to the mixture depending on whats in the fridge.

NorthernFlower Wed 16-Oct-13 17:48:08

My children love bread and currently I'm using the breadmaker at least once every couple of days. We use a milk loaf recipe for day to day bread and my children have this for their packed lunches.

I've made pain au chocolat and cheesy rolls, but rarely use bread in recipes. I've used breadcrumbs in stuffing, but bread and butter pudding is just wrong as far as I'm comcerned! Bread should NOT be soggy. ;)

Garlic bread, tiger bread, baguettes, crusty rolls are all favourites here.

BadlyWrittenPoem Wed 16-Oct-13 18:45:49

I usually have either sandwiches or something on toast for lunch. I use bread in apricot pudding, for pizza bases and occasionally make naans.

wheretoyougonow Wed 16-Oct-13 18:49:59

I have recently bought a sandwich toaster and have become obsessed with toasties for lunch.
FYI the classic cheese and ham is my favourite.

MadMonkeys Wed 16-Oct-13 19:50:47

I make most of our bread in my breadmaker, varying the type. I often add oats to improve the texture or seeds, sometimes use just white flour or a mix of white and wholemeal. Homemade focaccia is lovely, and pizza.

We have lots of toast and sandwiches.

Hopezibah Wed 16-Oct-13 21:19:23

My favourite type of bread is anything packed full of seeds and grains and goodness! The kids prefer white bread though.

We love using bread to make our own croutons for soup and salads. The kids think they are delicious, Just cut or tear the bread into pieces, drizzle with olive oil and bake in a pre-heated oven for about 10 - 15 mins.

You can also add grated parmesan before putting in oven to get parmesan croutons.

We also love snacking on bread eg with jam or with pesto.

(Brad spread with honey and butter makes a great midnight snack too)

Can't beat something simple like cheese on toast or beans on toast for a warming lunch on a cold autumn day!

If you use good quality bread then it can form the basis of a meal and anything tastes great with it.

We also occasionally bake our own with the kids so they can learn how bread is made and learn the science of yeast and baking.

Theimpossiblegirl Wed 16-Oct-13 21:30:00

I do like a chocolate brioche bread and butter pudding (made with chocolate custard). smile

There is nothing nicer than fresh, crusty white bread, with proper butter, and really fresh vine tomatoes.

Stale bread is wonderful too, and should never be thrown away - blitzed up for breadcrumbs it can go in stuffing, or make a crunchy coating on chicken or fish, or on the top of macaroni cheese. Or you can make beautiful croutons to go on coq au vin.

And my favourite childhood memory is mum's bread sauce, with homemade chicken - creamy, unctuous, lightly salted and with a hint of mace - yum! It is just as good the next day, cold, with cold roast chicken and stuffing in a sandwich on whole meal, multi-seed bread.

We often make a big batch of French toast on Saturday morning. The kids eat it as is, and we grown ups sometime add bacon, blueberries and a drizzle of maple syrup!

I get very cross if I'm making a roast and there's no oldish bread in the breadbin for me to transform into The Best Stuffing on the Planet.

aaaaagh Thu 17-Oct-13 19:48:53

I love making soda bread, it's so quick and easy and you don't have to wait for it to rise - and I throw in random seeds so it always tastes a little bit different (because I'm too lazy to weigh anything!)

DoctorGilbertson Thu 17-Oct-13 20:36:56

Bagels are probably our favourite. Also garlic bread.

French bread and french bread pizza.

toast and sliced cheese also goes down very well.

I like nice sandwiches for lunch, but this requires me to have nice food in the house to put in them

HootyMcOwlface Thu 17-Oct-13 21:13:53

We get granary unsliced bread every week for toast and sandwiches. DH has sandwiches every day for his lunch. For a treat I get cinnamon bagels (have them toasted with butter) and tiger bread. My 11 month old eats white bread which we freeze, otherwise we wouldn't get through the whole loaf in time.
I don't really cook with bread unless you count toasted sandwiches!

GetKnitted Thu 17-Oct-13 21:17:15

favourite bread is just homemade pizza smile

BettyBotter Fri 18-Oct-13 12:00:29

Love bread but hate the pappy, sugary cotton wool stuff that most supermarkets sell.

We do make our own in a bread maker but getting a bit slack on the daily loaf. For laziness easiness we use sliced granary or wholemeal for sandwiches, enjoy toasted bagels for breakfast or lunch and have a nice crusty white loaf or rye loaf as a treat at weekends.

We also eat nan bread, tortillas, rolls, croissant,ciabatta, foccacia, croutons etc etc. Dh is from a country where a meal is not a meal unless accompanied by bread so we use it to accompany lots of meals.

Fruit loaf is certainly the most popular bread chez Sparetime, the DCs Hoover it up like it's going out of fashion (DD eats hers with pepperoni, but she's always been a bit oddgrin).
I like wholemeal malted granary with loads of seeds on top for my bacon sandwich at the weekend.
I made vegetable soup for lunch today, ate it with a Parmesan and herb focaccia. Yummy!
I have tried making my own bread, but my house is usually too cold for bread to rise, I've been known to warm wheat bags and tuck the proving loaves into bed to keep them warm!

I also make chappati to eat with curry, it's simple, only needs flour, water and salt, and cooks in minutes.

ProfYaffle Fri 18-Oct-13 17:08:14

I love bread! Onion bagel with hazlenut butter and tomatoes for breakfast is my favourite at the moment. I love sourdough, tried making my own but it's not as good as the real bakers make. I also make Hugh's magic bread dough a lot, I usually use it for flatbreads and cook them in the frying pan. I always make it too thick and then it's like wrapping our food in a miniature duvet grin but a tasty duvet nonetheless.

flamingtoaster Fri 18-Oct-13 17:46:26

Toast for breakfast or bread and honey are popular in our house. When small crusts were not eaten but they are now. Everyone takes sandwiches for lunch.

We do one strange thing with pitta bread for a treat - we put a square of 85% dark chocolate in it and toast it and then spread the chocolate!

My absolute favourite was a soft white bread with a flaky crust - either a French stick or a bloomer loaf. Now I have to eat glutenfree bread and make several kinds and experiment with different flavours - e.g. ground almonds, sultanas and cinnamon, or tomato and basil. I also make potato bread.

Reastie Fri 18-Oct-13 19:05:58

We make bread in a bread maker. dd loves fruit bread for a snack. I make bread and butter pudding including a savoury version with cheese and tomato.

passedgo Fri 18-Oct-13 19:09:00

Scottish loaf. A heavy white bread with dark crust. And Scottish morning rolls, both are hard to find in England.

Allinson stoneground wholemeal, another dense but smooth bread.

Polish rye, nice but no good for sandwiches.

Teladi Fri 18-Oct-13 21:27:23

I just recently started a food plan where at the moment I am allowed no bread. It's started a process of clarity where I'm deciding what food is important to me, and rubbish bread is Not It. However I would love some lovely ciabatta, or something with a bit of taste and flavour to it, maybe a quality granary bread, and I'm looking forward to being able to eat bread again so I can choose a bit better. My DH and DD do still eat bread and they enjoy it. I love poached egg on toast.

DurhamDurham Fri 18-Oct-13 21:30:07

Very quick and especially yummy Soda Bread

170g self-raising wholemeal flour
170g plain flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
290 mils buttermilk

200C, gas mark 6
Tip the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda into and bowl and stir.
Make a well in the centre and pour in the buttermilk, mixing quickly with a large fork to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead.
Form into a round and flatten the dough slightly before placing on a floured baking sheet.
Cut a cross on the top and bake for approx 30 minutes or until it sounds hollow when tapped.

Delicious eaten warm, cold, toasted, savoury , sweet. I love to have a huge slice with a dollop of marmalade for breakfast.

We love bread in out house, my girls have always enjoyed it, never a problem...even the crusts were devoured when they were little.

For us bread is comfort food, makes any meal more substantial, more filling and more interesting. I would never give up bread or even cut down on it, I would rather make sacrifices else where in my diet.

AndHarry Fri 18-Oct-13 21:31:26

I make large quantities of bread dough with olive oil and freeze it in balls to defrost as needed. I use it for rolls, breadsticks and pizza bases. My favourite pizza was discovered while camping this year: tomato sauce, pepperoni, wafer-thin slices of fresh nectarine and fresh chilli rings. Yum!

Trills Fri 18-Oct-13 22:01:52

we want to know how Mumsnetters use their bread day

I don't have a bread day.

Should I?

Is it like a washing day?

CheeryCherry Sat 19-Oct-13 03:10:04

We eat plenty of bread in our house. Usually thick white toast for breakfast for the dcs. Dh and I prefer thick granary toast. Our local bakers does a fabulous brown cob and a great walnut loaf. For lunch the girls prefer wraps or bagels, my son likes cheesy baguette or big breadcakes.
My dd made a lovely pizza at school with a bread base, a great recipe.
We also like currant tea cakes and ciabatta, croissants are a breakfast treat occasionally.

dottyaboutstripes Sat 19-Oct-13 08:32:10

I've recently become addicted to toast spread thickly with butter and rhubarb jam. For me, toast is such a comfort food. I remember my mother's horror when DH asked for some bread to mop up the gravy after a Sunday lunch - he's a different creature from us as he's a proper Northerner and we are Welsh. She was almost apoplectic when he made his fave potato and gravy butty grin

Housesellerihope Sat 19-Oct-13 11:27:33

I love bread but hate waste and never seem to get through a loaf quickly enough. I had an old friend from Marseilles who taught me an alternative to bread pudding which I love - beignets! You take stale white bread, tear it up, and put it in a large measuring cup. Add milk until it covers the bread and add sugar to taste (don't overdo it, it doesn't need much). . You can also add something like orange flower water or vanilla essence to flavour if you like. Let it sit for an hour until the bread has broken down. Add an egg and mix until you have a batter-like consistency. Then fry in butter and serve with maple syrup or sprinkle with sugar. Delicious!

yeghoulsandlittledevils Sat 19-Oct-13 11:51:19

I love:
toast and butter.
Toast and butter and marmalade with a cup of tea. That is my favourite breakfast and now only a seldom treat until I can get my weight to stay down.
Those huge teacakes you get at some tea shops, with butter, food of the gods.

I love button mushrooms on toast or soda bread.
Hot crispy bacon sandwiches.

Toasted pitta bread sticks and dip.

Bagels with cream cheese

Grilled mashed sardines on toast.

Pate or Marmite on toast are also favourites.

DH loves home made jam on toast or soda bread.

We make cheese on toast and mine usually turn into pizzas with tomato puree under and olives, gerkins or onions with Worcestershire sauce dribbles, of course.

yeghoulsandlittledevils Sat 19-Oct-13 11:57:23

Not forgetting chip or fishfinger butties. Especially good on holiday taken oyt to eat on thw beach early or late.

We have toast for breakfast, one DD has chocolate spread the other two buttered. All three have sandwiches in their lunch and they prefer fresh brown muffins but also get 50/50 loaves with the crusts cut off.
my favourite breads are fruited, and seeded and I love my cheese on toast with cherry tomatoes.
We cook with bread and do make bread and butter pudding.
But other than chip butties and toast on a fry up and of course with soup it does not feature at tea time.

sashh Sun 20-Oct-13 11:07:09

bread with cheese and onion actually mixed into the dough - and then eaten still hot from the oven.

hermioneweasley Sun 20-Oct-13 16:27:39

I can't keep my family in tea cakes - packed with fruit and spices they are delicious!

GeekInThePink Sun 20-Oct-13 18:55:29

I love bread...mainly all bread!

We eat a lot of bread at home.
Normally a sliced loaf and I wouldn't buy a white loaf for my DC
I particularly like :
a seedy loaf
Cheese top cob
Dorset knob rolls
Malted loaf

GeekInThePink Sun 20-Oct-13 18:56:07

Mmm fruit loaf!

Iwaswatchingthat Sun 20-Oct-13 18:59:59

I love bread. I used to go to a gym very close to a bread factory. Torture.

Anyway, I like all breads with 'bits'!! I particularly like nuts and seeds within bread and walnuts in bread are delicious.

Breads with a crusty topping are lush and I always enjoy the end bit of the loaf toasted. I never understand why people throw it away.

The only bread I am not keen on is that tasteless 'value style' white bread. I just don't like the texture and it always makes me feel bloated.

Aethelfleda Sun 20-Oct-13 20:11:40

We are a very bread-heavy family. dH has packed lunch sandwiches every lunchtime at work, I grab a sandwich lunch, breakfast is sometimes toasty.

Favourite sandwiches at this end are coronation chicken, tuna melt toasties, and salami with mayo (DD likes that combo). We don't really cook with bread but love it in all its forms, baguettes, bagels, muffins, wraps, paratha, chapati, and home-made ciabatta and multiseed loaves....

<wanders off into a hazy dream of bread products>

manfalou Sun 20-Oct-13 21:07:45

We love bread in this house... all different kinds of it and use it for so many things..

- Sandwiches
- Toasted Sandwiches
- Dipping in soup!
- Using in bread and butter pudding
- Crumble the end crusts onto pasta then pop under the grill to make it crunchy

I also crumble bread into stuffing (like with turkey)... which I also have a secret recipe for ;)

Love cheesy bread... and french bread... and garlic bread... Mmm Bread.

lolancurly Mon 21-Oct-13 10:57:17

My husband makes a lovely white loaf based on a recipe from Paul Hollywood. I tend to use a basic white loaf recipe from the River Cottage Every Day book and it's versatile enough to use as a pizza base too. I have just recently bought some spelt flour and am going to have a go at a recipe for '3 minute spelt bread' that can be found on the Telegraph web site.

Bubbles85 Mon 21-Oct-13 11:32:36

I love bread: toast and jam, beans on toast, sandwiches... I could go on for ever!

Elainey1609 Mon 21-Oct-13 15:55:46

I love bread (however my diet dosnt)
I often buy speciality breads on trips to Borough Market
Any types to be honest but love fillings ...cheese tomato and olive is my favourite.
I have baked my own bread a few times, wish I had more time to do it more often.
I must say no bread gets wasted in my house .
very often use stale bread (however we don't often have much of that) to make crutons and bread sauce.

my secret craving is peanut butter on tiger bread. its just Much lol

aristocat Wed 23-Oct-13 22:09:28

We all love bread smile in our house and eat lots of it!

Myself and the DCs usually have toast for breakfast and DH and DCs all have sandwiches for work/school lunches. I love most types of bread especially rye, soda, granary, ciabatta, bagels, croissants, even 'normal' white bread!
DS will eat all his crusts but DD is still keen on leaving them (if she is allowed) but she loves French stick/crusty bread confused Doesn't make sense does it?
DD is such a keen cook at the moment and enjoys making bread as much as cakes, we make all different shapes and it is brilliant fun.

Gracelo Thu 24-Oct-13 08:53:38

This is a German (Frankonian, really) version of French toast, it's called Karthaeuser Kloesse:

Take stale buns (crusty ones would be good) and with a grater remove most of the crust, keep the bread crumbs. Mix milk and eggs (about 100 ml milk per egg), bit of sugar (optional) and pour over the buns, let them soak for quite a while, it's a good idea to put a plate on top to weigh them down. Heat butter in a pan, carefully toss the buns in the bread crumbs and fry in the butter. This should be done at a fairly low heat until they are nicely golden brown outside and cooked through. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Most people would serve vanilla custard with this but in my family we usually had a sort of sabayon made with my father's home made apple cider with it.

sharond101 Thu 24-Oct-13 22:02:25

We all like bread especially with sesame seed on top. DS and I are wholemeal bread lovers and we have it often for lunch, sometimes toasted. DH likes the seeded kind. We do pizza bases in our breadmaker. We often serve a saucy main meal with bread as a starch, meatballs with crusty bread is our current favourite.

notagiraffe Fri 25-Oct-13 00:10:53

We have a bread maker. I love how it scents the house all day long. If we're in a hurry we use seed or granary bread mixes. I always make my own pizza dough - it's properly thin and crispy.

My two favourite bread recipes are rye with caraway seeds or home made focaccia drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with fresh rosemary sprigs and herby sea salt crystals. I sometimes push some olives into the mix too.

Favourite way of eating bread is on its own with butter and some soup rather than as part of a sandwich.

My favourite Sunday morning sandwich:

Thick white bread.
Fried mushrooms.
Wensleydale cheese.
Brown sauce.


zippy30 Fri 25-Oct-13 13:30:03

My little boy loved sesame seed bagels.
And we make our own pizza bases using strong bread flour. We also love seedy bread. But all bread is good! :-)

MuffCakes Fri 25-Oct-13 15:47:41

Me and my dc make simple white jamaican hard dough bread. Flour yeast sugar butter salt and water. We love it and the dc especially love punching the mix.

I just love bread tbh freshly baked with loads of proper butter on grin

cather Fri 25-Oct-13 16:24:46

We always have sandwiches for lunch and sometimes have scrambled egg on toast for breakfast. I use bread in a lot of meals, obviously pizzas but I also use breadcrumbs for covering chicken and pasta bakes and also use bread for bread and butter pudding

Breadandwine Sun 27-Oct-13 20:42:13

I'm slightly obsessed with making bread - it's been my hobby since the bread strike in 1974, and I'm in the very fortunate position of teaching my hobby.

I make so many different types of bread it's difficult to pick a favourite - however, my Christmas loaf, filled with marzipan and glace cherries, is one of the most popular breads I make:

But the kids in my Family Learning classes love my petit pain au chocolat:

1 mug bread flour
1 dessertspoon sugar
1/3rd mug lukewarm water
1 teaspoon yeast

Mix into a soft, squeezable dough, knead for a little until smooth, divide into 8, squidge a piece of good chocolate into each piece and close the dough around it. Place on a prepared baking sheet seam side down.
Leave to double in size then bake at 220C for between 10-15 minutes. Brush with sugar glaze and leave (as long as you can grin) until cool.
Cost: even with good quality chocolate these only cost about 5p each.

And the parents always come down in favour of what I call sizzlers - really a bread wrap around a savoury filling:

Recipe as above only using 1/4 tsp of salt instead of sugar.

Divide the dough into four, then roll each out into circles about 15cm across. Place several slices of tomato or mushroom in a line across the circle and sprinkle a little grated cheese over the top. Bring the sides of the dough up and over the top of the filling and press gently to join together. They should be open-ended. I call them sizzlers because when you open the oven to take them out, you can hear the cheese sizzling! Once again, these are very cheap to make - and great for lunch boxes!

Both these - and many more - recipes are on my blog.

One more thing - anything that can be made with pastry can be made with a bread dough, which is not only cheaper, but easier!

SuzySuzSuz Tue 29-Oct-13 19:29:54

I love bread! Favourites are oaty/nutty/seeded granary bread whic I use daily for packed lunch sandwiches at work.

Also love a crusty white tiger bread or plain white loaf with just butter on yum!

Regularly have bread as toast for breakfast with peanut butter and banana, honey or poached/scrambled eggs.

Lunches regularly as sandwich, with soup or as a toastie with lots of melted cheese!

My favourite by far was my late Gran's fish finger sandwich with ketchup on top, tartar sauce on bottom, butter and hot crispy fish fingers in the middle smile

LegoCaltrops Wed 30-Oct-13 14:47:27

I love bread. All of it. I started making my own bread during the petrol crisis about 10 years ago, I was at university (small, relatively remote rural campus) & for a little while there was no bread at all in the shops, as no deliveries. There was flour though, so I bought that before it all ran out too.

We do use a lot of bread in our house. DH is a cheese toastie addict. He can easily eat 4 slices of toast for breakfast, so a loaf doesn't go far. DD (toddler) won't eat the crusts yet but we don't cut them off unless it's crusty bread. My favourite quick lunch is chopped sundried tomatoes (the semi-dried kind) & a thin sprinkle of either hard goats cheese, or parmesan, briefly toasted on lovely crusty bread - just enough to melt the cheese.

I experimented with making my own bagels a few times, turned out lovely but TBH they were such a faff I stopped bothering.

We do have a bread machine so we make pizza dough but we sometimes have pizza on baguettes as a quick alternative. Easy to do, for a quick pizza sauce just mix some tomato puree, herbs, garlic, tapenade, & a little water or olive oil so it's not too thick. Top with sliced onions, cheese & whatever other toppings you fancy.

One of our favourite recipes is chocolate bread & butter pudding - just make with chocolate chips (or chopped up chocolate) instead of dried fruit.

I also like savoury bread & butter pudding - similar to the sweet. Leave out any sugar, use the same amount of eggs, milk, bread etc as you usually would. However you can spread Marmite on the bread & sprinkle cheese on top. Heavenly!

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Wed 30-Oct-13 15:41:51

DS1 loves toast for breakfast but will only eat it plain, no butter/jam/ spread of any kind, looks a bit like hes in the work house in the mornings as we hand him dry toasted bread but that's how he prefers it!

We usually do have sandwiches for lunch too - DS1 has ham, I have cheese and DS2 has whatever crusts he can gum on!

I like seeded bread (and fruit ones with a ton of butter and jam!) but with DS2 eating it, we tend to get plain wholemeal as it feels a bit wasteful buying two different loaves that some will go off before we can eat it all

DP likes making bread though when he has the time, this weekend he made chilli bread and beer bread! Definitely not for the kids!

millililli Thu 31-Oct-13 17:35:04

Love the smell & taste of fresh bread and particularly like my bread-machine cranberry & orange zest bread. Also delicious made as dough & formed into rolls in a circular cake tin for a 'tear & share' loaf. Great with cheese.

Bubbles85 Fri 01-Nov-13 08:16:16

We do tend to eat a lot of bread in our household. I did start to use a bread maker for a while but it seems far too time consuming and it was always on! We have sandwiches every day and toast at the weekends, either for an afternoon snack or with breakfast. Always with jam or honey.

supergreenuk Fri 01-Nov-13 14:08:00

We always like a crusty roll for lunch instead of sliced bread yum. We enjoy brioche for breakfast and all kinds of other breads like raisin bread and crumpets.

I use a slice of bread in my home made meat balls and make my own pizza base using a Jamie Oliver cheats pizza recipe.

This family loves bread.

ForFawkesSakeNoGuyForSolo Fri 01-Nov-13 14:32:07

I used to buy my uncut bread from the supermarket, but about a year ago, a bakery opened just around the corner and I started buying my bread from there. It's delicious! I always buy a granary loaf unless they have none left in which case I usually buy a white sandwich loaf or similar.
I must admit to liking a loaf with other things in like sunflower seeds or cranberries, even potato or dried fruits (fruit loaf), but these are expensive so only get into my bag if they are reduced.

We have packed lunches for school here and when working, I take a sandwich too to keep costs down.
The Dc's are 6 and 15. The teen will eat the whole slice, but the youngest dislikes the crusts and I've learned that if I trim them off closely, she eats more than if I leave them on. Yesterday, she had a slice of toast and requested I leave the crust on though, so maybe things will change.

We all love tea cakes and hot cross buns and brioche is a popular snack for after school.
One of my personal favourites is toast with spread and Coopers marmalade ~ nice and strong!

I don't often waste bread, but if I have dried out/stale bread left over, then bread pudding is a favourite.
We like the occasional fried slice too, but that is probably once a year at home as I don't like frying food.

MiconiumHappens Fri 01-Nov-13 14:35:28

Eggy bread always goes down very well here smile I'm not sure why but the kids see it as a massive treat much in the same way as pancakes.

Hedgehog bread, onion bread and bagels very popular.

ForFawkesSakeNoGuyForSolo Fri 01-Nov-13 14:36:40

Oh yes, forgot the pizza bread I make if I don't have any pizza bases in the house! On Wednesday the Dc's requested home made pizza, so I used up the stale/dry bread and they loved it more than the pizza bases!

I want to get a bread maker so that I can bake my own posh speciality breads and make pizza dough too.

DifferentNow Fri 01-Nov-13 14:51:56

We are a bready household but I try to ensure that only one meal a day is bread-based. This is generally lunch. Asda do a lovely onion loaf and a yummy Mediterranean one too. I also like bloomer but it doesn't seem to taste as good as when I was a child. I had a bread maker for a while and made delicious pizza bases and bread rolls in it but I can't be bothered with the faff anymore. The kids sometimes fuss about crusts so I occasionally cut them off as I find there's less waste than if they leave them, along with half the sandwich.

telsa Fri 01-Nov-13 15:34:07

We love bagels and pita bread, because we can freeze them and toast them for breakfast. Daily we have a french stick, which we use to make mini-pizzas, as we cal them, or salmon and cream cheese sandwiches. We eat a lot of bread. I love German bread above all, with seeds, everything from pumpernickel to grey bread to full corn etc.

To my horror my daughter will not eat crusts, but my son does.

Jinty64 Fri 01-Nov-13 15:48:07

I have a bread maker. I make mostly whole meal bread and rolls but occasionally make something fancy. We have soup and bread/rolls for lunch most days. Ds's like cheese on toast.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Fri 01-Nov-13 15:49:44

bread is my favourite food. nothing beats a yorkshire ham sandwich with a bit of english mustard between two slices of crusty white bread, yum. I make yorkshire tea loaf sometimes full of fruit and a sprinkle of cinnamon. its delicious toasted with thick yorkshire butter, eat it while its there as it doesn't last long in my house. A french stick dipped in melted camembert is a supper treat at the weekend with a glass of wine or two and a wholemeal roll goes perfect with a veggy soup or broth made with split peas and barley. pizza tastes better when made on a large cob cut in half, toasted and topped with fried onions, mushrooms, sweetcorn, bacon bits and peppers mixed with tomato puree and topped with cheddar cheese.

lottietiger Fri 01-Nov-13 16:58:07

Unfortunatley i like bread a bit too much. When i was on maternity leave first thing i made in the morning was a nice chunky piece of toast, or two with lashings of butter. Lunch was toasted ciabatta with cheese and tomato on top. i did eat some healthy stuff too smile DS will eat crusts or no crust and also loves buttered toast. DH tends to prefer white and i mostly stick to brown.. apart from bacon sandwiches which have to be on white.

unquietmind Sat 02-Nov-13 22:13:45

I just love sandwiches using all types of bread
Toast toasties meals on toast for breakfast
love both big thick white bread as well as seeded or flavored bread for toast like bread for sandwiches
The kids use white bread and its a fight to get them to eat crisis or any other type of bread
I try and use bread in other ways and make sandwiches more interesting. I love making bruschetta aswell as chocolate brioche in my bread and butter pudding to make it more exciting. I use torilla wraps for pizza bases as well as baguettes. I also use tortillas instead of pastry for pie bases

IceNoSlice Sun 03-Nov-13 07:02:33

I use breadcrumbs as an ingredient in toppings - for pasta bake, cheese, potato and leek pie, that kind of thing. Also in stuffing.

I make pizza base with bread flour, yeast etc. So much nicer than ready made ones.

Breadandwine Sun 03-Nov-13 11:37:21

I want to get a bread maker so that I can bake my own posh speciality breads and make pizza dough too.

Fawkes, you don't need to spend money on a bread machine! As dozens of posters on here have indicated - making your own bread by hand is easy!

Easy peasy pizza
1 mug flour
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
1/3rd mug lukewarm water
1 tsp yeast - any sort

Measure the flour and salt - into a bowl. Dissolve the yeast in the mug (dried takes a bit longer than fresh) and add to the flour.
Mix into a soft, squishy dough and flatten and fold it about 20 times.
Using plenty of flour, roll it out into a circle or oval to fit your tray - either line it with baking paper (or brush it with oil and pour flour loosely over the oil - to stop the dough from sticking)
Place the dough on the tray, cover it with your favourite topping, let it rise until the dough gets a bit puffy and bake it at your highest oven setting.

A cheese and tomato topped pizza will set you back all of 70p!

Get your kids to help you if they're old enough - kids and breadmaking are made for one another.

I've loads more recipes on my blog - link above - and all of them will save you money!

Happy breadmaking! smile


NettleTea Mon 04-Nov-13 16:55:58

love a real wholesome loaf - fav breads at the moment are a sourdough loaf, olive bread, walnut bread and roasted garlic bread.
Nothing beats a huge chunk of freshly baked bread, dripping in melted butter....

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