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    • Bogof_Babe
    • By Bogof_Babe 9th Oct 04, 5:57 PM
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    Crusty Bread
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    • 9th Oct 04, 5:57 PM
    Crusty Bread 9th Oct 04 at 5:57 PM
    A little tip that I have just discovered (well just realised ;D) for those who like crusty rolls or crusty bread with their soup, lasagne etc.

    A pack of 4 crusty rolls costs upwards of 80p, a crusty loaf is either 78p (small Warburtons) or 91p (Hovis) in our local shop, but a French stick is only 42p and you get over 2 feet length of the stuff! Choose a broad, shorter one rather than the longest, which will be thinner, and you can get a couple of dozen slices off it.

    The only drawback is that it needs eating within a couple of days or it dries up, but then so do crusty rolls. You can also make any left over after the first day into garlic bread, and freeze it.

    For a light snack in the morning, if you don't like to eat much first thing, have 3 or 4 slices off it, with spreadable cream cheese and low fat spread. Total cost about 10p, and very tasty!
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    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 22nd Oct 04, 7:36 PM
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    Re: Crusty Bread
    I've toyed with the idea of the Lakeland Bread Slicer for ages but never bought one so I'd love to know if anyone else has - and found it successful. I think it looks a bit awkward as well 160. Don't want to end up with yet another kitchen gizmo that doesn't get used :-/

    When I slice bread it starts off okay at the top and gets thicker at the bottom. No hope really!
    no mine always mega thick or thin, i just can't judge it all, at least if your is like that jaybee, you can turn the second one around to make an even sandwich!!!
    • jaybee
    • By jaybee 22nd Oct 04, 9:09 PM
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    Re: Crusty Bread
    That'strue! It has been known ;D
    • Petree
    • By Petree 23rd Oct 04, 6:51 PM
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    Re: Crusty Bread
    if your a leftie and making doorstop bread, try using left handed knives

    Sell em at anything left handed, great and really work, they are serrated on the other side and this changes the twisting of the hand or something....well anyway they work lol

    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 23rd Oct 04, 7:03 PM
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    Re: Crusty Bread
    sadly i'm right handed, but hubby was left and i'm sure he bought knife, you've got me wondering now. will have a look. :
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 27th Oct 04, 2:29 PM
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    Re: Crusty Bread
    bump - to go with soup thread
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 27th Oct 04, 2:38 PM
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    Re: Crusty Bread
    your doing a lot of bumping today spendless. we just need to find a croutopn one sure there was one.
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 27th Oct 04, 2:44 PM
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    Re: Crusty Bread
    found it, it was me!!!! on days of yore thread, which i have duly bumped, page 4, reply no 84.

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