WITH bread prices on the rise, use your bread to make your money go further.
By baking your own, buying easy-to-cook alternatives, and using every last crumb, you can stretch the dough.
MIX: A medium white loaf from Warburtons is £1.25 at Asda, while the store’s mix of white bread is 85p and contains all the ingredients for a freshly baked loaf.
If you want to experiment, Tesco has six different bread mixes, including oatmeal and flaxseed or ciabatta bread, £1 each.
CONSTANT BREADY GO: If you eat a lot of loaves, Dunelm currently has a buy-special breadmaker for £55. If you use it regularly, it should soon pay for itself.
If you have a deep fryer, you can also make an easy bread. Find an easy to follow recipe at airfringfoodie.com.
ICE AND A SLICE: Having some frozen bread on hold will save you expensive trips to the supermarket.
Frozen baguettes and rolls are useful for quick lunches or take-out meals. Asda’s Bake At Home stone-baked baguettes (two-pack) or pave rolls are £1.25 each, or buy two for £2.25.
Freezing a sliced bread and removing the slices only when you need them will prevent the bread from going to waste.
FLOUR POWER: Buying private label flour and yeast is the smart way to save. Allinson’s Strong White Bread Flour (1.5kg) is £2.40 at Sainsbury’s, compared to store-bought bread flour £1.30 for the same size. Hovis fast-acting yeast is £1.25 for six sachets, and Sainsbury’s own is 90p for eight sachets.
FILL THE FAMILY, NOT THE TRASH: Bread is one of the most wasted foods, with people throwing away 24 million slices each day, says food waste organization Too Good To Go.
His website is packed with tips on how to eat more and waste less.
You can find more recipes at Lovefoodhatewaste.com, like Bread Crust Pizzas and Sweet or Savory Bread and Butter Pudding.
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