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    • Roxy07
    • By Roxy07 7th Sep 16, 1:35 PM
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    Cheapest Brown Bread?
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    Cheapest Brown Bread? 7th Sep 16 at 1:35 PM
    I'm asking because I eat a lot of sandwiches and bread, so wondered where is cheapest to buy in bulk to freeze?

    I don't mind value stuff.

    I'm thinking it might be Aldi but I don't have an Aldi near me?
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    • KingS6
    • By KingS6 7th Sep 16, 2:05 PM
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    Asda smart price? Found it perfectly acceptable.

    I take you mean just a bog standard sliced loaf?
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 7th Sep 16, 5:19 PM
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    • 7th Sep 16, 5:19 PM
    I always find plenty of the generic brown bread RTC for 34p at my local Sainsburys. Keep your eyes peeled for YS after 6pm, it freezes just the same.

    I'm a firm believer in freezing bread myself.
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    • 7th Sep 16, 6:09 PM
    If you prefer brown bread because it's healthier you need to be looking for wholemeal rather than just brown. I buy a small loaf and Allinson's wholemeal 400g is 2 loaves for 50p in Farmfoods. It's worth checking there for larger loaves too if you have a store near you. Otherwise try Iceland as they often do good value branded bread such as 2 for £1.50 large Kingsmill wholemeal.
    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 7th Sep 16, 9:28 PM
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    • 7th Sep 16, 9:28 PM
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    • 7th Sep 16, 9:28 PM
    I always find plenty of the generic brown bread RTC for 34p at my local Sainsburys. Keep your eyes peeled for YS after 6pm, it freezes just the same.

    I'm a firm believer in freezing bread myself.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Agreed - Cannot remember last time I spent the full asking price for bread.
    Lately I have been buying loaves and bags of rolls for 9p from Morrisons ( but every shop is different - even within the same chain )
    • robin58
    • By robin58 7th Sep 16, 10:35 PM
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    Aldi and Lidl both do a wholemeal standard size/shape 'soft loaf' for only 45p.

    Better than the cheap basic stuff and other supermarkets standard loaf.
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    • By Chris25 8th Sep 16, 1:03 PM
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    • 8th Sep 16, 1:03 PM
    Waitrose thinly sliced brown bread is 45p for 800g loaf
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 8th Sep 16, 1:15 PM
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    • 8th Sep 16, 1:15 PM
    Aldi and Lidl both do a wholemeal standard size/shape 'soft loaf' for only 45p.

    Better than the cheap basic stuff and other supermarkets standard loaf.
    Originally posted by robin58
    Lidl Rowan Hill bread is dire.
    • robin58
    • By robin58 9th Sep 16, 2:48 PM
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    Lidl Rowan Hill bread is dire.
    Originally posted by PLRFD
    You really have not eaten Sainsbury's 45p loaf after 3 or 4 days then.
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    • kippers
    • By kippers 10th Sep 16, 8:27 AM
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    Aldi and Lidl both do a wholemeal standard size/shape 'soft loaf' for only 45p.

    Better than the cheap basic stuff and other supermarkets standard loaf.
    Originally posted by robin58
    I agree, Aldi's bread is cheap but really fresh and tasty
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 10th Sep 16, 10:10 AM
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    You really have not eaten Sainsbury's 45p loaf after 3 or 4 days then.
    Originally posted by robin58
    Most bread here is binned after 2 days at most,good bread seems to be the hardest thing to find now I really miss the local bakers that everyone had near by but are long gone now.
    • KingS6
    • By KingS6 10th Sep 16, 1:19 PM
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    Good bread may not always be cheap bread and vice versa. Been recently buying Co Op own brand wholemeal rolls. Six in a pack. Still as fresh two days after they are supposed to go off.
    • robin58
    • By robin58 10th Sep 16, 3:43 PM
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    Most bread here is binned after 2 days at most,good bread seems to be the hardest thing to find now I really miss the local bakers that everyone had near by but are long gone now.
    Originally posted by PLRFD
    Think you may have misunderstood my answer about Sainsbury's bread.

    Their bead goes dry and stale very quickly even whilst in date.

    Whilst I find Aldi and Lidl bread last a lot longer.

    If you are throwing out bread after 2 days, your are either very picky or not storing it right.

    I agree about bakery's. Where I lived we had 3 independent bakeries within a 10 minutes walkaround us, who made the bread from scratch on site All gone now. Do unfortunately only have the 'tanning' bakeries like supermarkets and Gregg's around me now,
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    • ampersand
    • By ampersand 10th Sep 16, 10:07 PM
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    At MrT, yeast is free.
    Just ask for some.
    Buy MrT's basic/brown/wholemeal/white bread flour: 1.5kg bags cost 85p.
    #
    The exercise of hands and fingers, plus the cathartic effect of working your dough is brilliant for mind and soul and supple joints.

    Put 300gms flour, nut of lard, 1 tsp salt, an ounce[25gms] of yeast in a large bowl. [I double this for 2 loaves, to last me ages.]

    Crumble and rub everything together, lifting it high through your fingers.

    Add warm water, approx. 125ml, to bring to a soft dough, then work it with your hands.

    Stretch and pull and work the dough around until it is elastic and comes clean from your hands. [you very quickly and instinctively recognise the 'right' stage,]

    Leave your dough to rise to twice its size,[perhaps an hour. depending on ambient temperature] It becomes softly puffy and spongy.

    Now you knock it back down on the bench or table, with a bit of flour to prevent sticking, working and kneading and pulling it about, then into a rolled shape.

    Pop it in a thickly larded tin on the middle rack of a hot oven, gas mark 8. and brush an egg/salt wash over the top for crustiness. Milk or cream or sesame paste or brine all give interesting finishes.

    Bake 25-35 mins. Use your own judgment.

    Tap tin briskly on base and sides and your loaf should leave the tin cleanly.

    It will souns hollow if you knock the base with your knuckles. There is never any harm done if it has to go back in the tin to bake a bit more.

    Lay your baked loaf on its side for a moment or two in the declining heat - oven now switched off - if you want a drier all-round crust.

    Slice and freeze your own beautful, easy, CHEAP bread. It lasts wonderfully, makes the best toast from frozen.
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    • melanzana
    • By melanzana 10th Sep 16, 10:22 PM
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    Make your own Irish Wholemeal Soda Bread. No yeast required, knocked together in a jiffy. GAWJUS!

    This is such a simple recipe, and the smell of it cooking is amazing. Even nicer is spreading a huge dollop of REAL butter on a slice or three.

    https://www.foodsofathenry.ie/recipes/item/the-best-soda-bread-ever
    • ThemeOne
    • By ThemeOne 10th Sep 16, 10:32 PM
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    In terms of sliced bread I find Waitrose / M&S 45p loaves and Co-op 75p to be the nicest.
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 11th Sep 16, 7:45 AM
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    Think you may have misunderstood my answer about Sainsbury's bread.

    Their bead goes dry and stale very quickly even whilst in date.

    Whilst I find Aldi and Lidl bread last a lot longer.

    If you are throwing out bread after 2 days, your are either very picky or not storing it right.

    I agree about bakery's. Where I lived we had 3 independent bakeries within a 10 minutes walkaround us, who made the bread from scratch on site All gone now. Do unfortunately only have the 'tanning' bakeries like supermarkets and Gregg's around me now,
    Originally posted by robin58
    I'm very picky.
    • Roxy07
    • By Roxy07 15th Sep 16, 2:36 PM
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    At MrT, yeast is free.
    Just ask for some.
    Buy MrT's basic/brown/wholemeal/white bread flour: 1.5kg bags cost 85p.
    #
    The exercise of hands and fingers, plus the cathartic effect of working your dough is brilliant for mind and soul and supple joints.

    Put 300gms flour, nut of lard, 1 tsp salt, an ounce[25gms] of yeast in a large bowl. [I double this for 2 loaves, to last me ages.]

    Crumble and rub everything together, lifting it high through your fingers.

    Add warm water, approx. 125ml, to bring to a soft dough, then work it with your hands.

    Stretch and pull and work the dough around until it is elastic and comes clean from your hands. [you very quickly and instinctively recognise the 'right' stage,]

    Leave your dough to rise to twice its size,[perhaps an hour. depending on ambient temperature] It becomes softly puffy and spongy.

    Now you knock it back down on the bench or table, with a bit of flour to prevent sticking, working and kneading and pulling it about, then into a rolled shape.

    Pop it in a thickly larded tin on the middle rack of a hot oven, gas mark 8. and brush an egg/salt wash over the top for crustiness. Milk or cream or sesame paste or brine all give interesting finishes.

    Bake 25-35 mins. Use your own judgment.

    Tap tin briskly on base and sides and your loaf should leave the tin cleanly.

    It will souns hollow if you knock the base with your knuckles. There is never any harm done if it has to go back in the tin to bake a bit more.

    Lay your baked loaf on its side for a moment or two in the declining heat - oven now switched off - if you want a drier all-round crust.

    Slice and freeze your own beautful, easy, CHEAP bread. It lasts wonderfully, makes the best toast from frozen.
    ###
    It's easy, gratifying, economical and way better than anything supermakety.

    Experiment - add seeds, ends of cheese, odds of dried fruit, grated onion and herby bits......play with ideas and leftovers.
    ###
    This may not be an expected answer to your question, but I hope you or someone who reads here gives it a try. Easy peasy and so satisfying and delicious.
    Originally posted by ampersand
    Thanks for that. But I'm on Slimming World and it's too much of a risk to make my own bread currently (very easy to get wrong). I will try this once I reach target tho !
    • Sparhawke
    • By Sparhawke 22nd Sep 16, 4:42 AM
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    I haven't read all the comments but if you have a lidl nearby I heartedly recommend Rowan Hill bread, 45p a loaf at my local and it is awesome, never stale and when I buy it every day it still has 5-7 days shelf life, much better than spending 9p less and ending up with a stale brick
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    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 22nd Sep 16, 8:43 PM
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    ASDA Smart Price bread is horrible stuff, it's even rock solid when it's still fresh on the shelf. Only good for toast.

    Morrisons 50p 800g bread is good stuff and stays soft for ages.
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