It was lovely to receive this hamper packed with Allinson Baking Products from Baking Mad to promote Allinson’s Dough Tree Campaign.
The challenge was to bake one of their Dough Tree bread recipes from the ingredients. There was so much to choose from, the Cranberry and Pumpkin Cob is appealing because of the fruit content and Pumpkin seeds (Pumpkin seeds are rich in Manganese Phosphorus, Magnesium and Copper plus a source of Zinc and iron). Slathered in butter, Miss ND wolfed a couple of slices down after school, I was very impressed.
I’m not a huge bread eater myself, I have a mild allergy to yeast, but I couldn’t resist baking the Bacon and Cheddar Scrolls as well, I love cheeses in bread and the combination of bacon, cheese. wholegrain mustard and onion is delicious encased in the bread.
Bread freshly baked from the oven is a delight and what better aroma wafting around the kitchen too. I have 2 tips for baking bread, use a dough hook on your mixer, it saves time and aching wrists plus it kneads dough beautifully. Make sure your yeast is within date, you may not get the best results with yeast you bought months ago that’s been lurking in the cupboard, ask me how I know!
Disclosure: We were sent a hamper of products from Baking Mad to make some delicious breads.