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Love this mix, it's just perfect!
Laucke Crusty White Bread Mix is my all time favourite and has been for several years. Bread is always made in a Breville bread machine that I've owned for years and it takes less than a minute from deciding to make bread to pressing the start button and the bread is the same every time. Unfortunately this wasn't always the case as I tried Laucke some years ago and very disappointed with the results, then at Coles one time it was the only bread mix in stock so decided to give it another whirl.
The bread rises nice and tall, is a smooth text...ure and of course, quite crusty and perfect with some home made soup, either Curry Butternut Pumpkin, Chicken and Corn or Beef and Vegetables....Yummy!!! At other times I use the same crusty white mix and add fruit, nuts, spices and honey to make a delicious breakfast bread, specially when lightly toasted. Again, rather yummy!! Fruit is generally, Sultanas, Currants, Cranberry, Crystallised Ginger, Glace Cherries with mostly Pecans or Walnuts plus Almonds, then Cinnamon and/or All Spice, Crushed Ginger and a large tablespoon of Honey. Fruit and nuts depend on what's in the cupboard, never measured as I have been making this variety for so long now that I can judge the amount for a really fruity, nutty loaf. Sometimes I mix a glaze of honey, brown sugar and enough warm water to dissolve the sugar, then brush on top of the loaf after it is removed from the baking container. Another that was a favourite for a while and which I haven't made recently, was Ginger and Walnut, which was also really nice. I add 320 ml water to the Crusty White Mix along with the sachet of yeast for perfect results every time. It's so quick, easy and a winner in this house, unfortunately just now during the CoVid19 shutdown it's not available in supermarkets locally and I only had 3 x 500g packs on hand, which of course, have been consumed. Can't wait for it to be restocked again. UPDATE 2 May 2020....Still no stock at Coles, but Woollies had the 4 x loaf pack (2.4kg) for $10.25.
Great loaf of bread .
This is the first time i have used this bread mix from lauke and it made great loaf of bread , i was amazed how big the loaf was and high it had risen . It has a lovely light crispy crust and the bread is light and fluffy. I cooked it in my Breville LBM200BSS bread machine . And no more supermarket bead again .
Yes it's bulk white flour, but it works fine in a sourdough mix
I don't use yeast, I am maintaining 'Henry', my sourdough culture. [I'm up to Henry VI, due to a few mishaps.] I use 8 measures of Lauke Crusty White to two measures of plain rye that I get from a home brewing store in Ballarat, VIC. I did do the full catastrophe sourdough bread course at Redbeard in Trentham. But now I use the breadmaker to mix up the dough (that takes about 3-1/4 hours) then take it out, shape it a bit on a floured board, and put it covered in a bread tin for another few hours. After that I whack it in the fan-forced ove...n at the highest possible temperature. I leave it to cook for 30 min to the point of being nearly burned. This seems consistently to produced a beautiful crusty chewy slightly rye-flavoured loaf. I love it and so do my friends. We don't eat a lot of bread, so I am only making it every few days. Even when I stuff it up (e.g. by putting way to much liquid in) this approach still seems to work. See the pic.
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This batch works well
I was forced to return to Laucke breadmix after using another brand for the last two years and have been pleasantly surprised. The results speak for themselves, and I'll probably continue to use Laucke Crusty White Bread mix again as long as the quality remains consistent.
I have been using Lauke flour for some 20 years. I have used the Crusty White, Multi Grain and Wholemeal. For many years I used exclusive Multigrain, then I started to mix 33% Multigrain with 64% Crusty White. Provided I make the ingredients exactly as per instructions I get a perfect loaf every time. The quantities I use for this mix are for Crusty White. The bread machine I have used for many years is the Breville Bread Machine 100 (BBM100) Lately I have used the Morphy Richards machine with the separate fruit container for fruit bread. It too does an excellent job with the Lauke flour.
I saw a box of the Australian Laucke Multi-grain soy bread mixe at my local US store for a very good price, and thought I couldn't go wrong giving the bread mix a try. I have been making all my own breads for the past few decades, and this loaf did not disappoint at all. I allowed it to go through the DOUGH cycle of my bread maker, adjusting the liquid and flour a bit and then baked it off in my gas oven. It made a wonderful, toothsome bread, for no work at all! I also bought the Sourdough Rye mix, and I'll be making that next.
Beautiful sandwich best I have ever made
I bought one of those black bread tins 750g with a sliding lid from an E-bay seller. No instructions for bread. So 750g is somewhere between 680g and 900g so used Laucke's Crusty White Bread mix for 600g mix and added an extra 50g. used the dough cycle on my bread machine. When It came out of the oven and I took the lid off magnificent 900g or 2lb sandwich loaf lovely brown and crusty. 3 more 600g packets to use yet, I always use the dough cycle double the size and volume No more Supermarket bread for me.
March 5th 2018 Update: crusty bread ...I am now on my 10kg bag of Laucke Crusty white bread mix after first using the packet which contained 4 packs. I cannot for the life of me why so many people complain of bad bread. My sandwhich bread which I am on to my 6th or 7th loaf turn out so beautiful and I am getting about 22 slices per loaf. I only use the dough cycle and bake in the oven.
Gluten Free Bread
Bought Laucke brand gluten free bread mix on a recommendation. I followed the instructions to the letter, did not deviate in anyway shape or form. I have had the same awful result every single time; very doughy result. I tried hand baking, machine baking (to the packet instructions) all to no avail with the same doughy consistency result. It seems there was too much liquid, however, I persisted as per packet instructions. What a total and utter waste of time, effort and money. Going to find another brand.
Been using the same bread mix for 17 years without a problem but now cannot make a decent loaf using your yeast. I changed to another brand in frustration n Lo n behold back to lovey bread again
This it not good enough especially after reading other reviews that people have the same problem, it's time you addressed this and sorted it out.
Terrible terrible terrible!
I've made 2 batches of bread with the lauckes 10kg multigrain flour and the first one didn't rise at all and smelt foul. I gave it to my dogs. I measured everything precisely and followed directions step by step. The kneading was horrible. The dough was tough and sticky and very stringy. Not like proper dough at all. Secondly I thought maybe the recipe I used was bad so i followed Jamie ollivers simple recipe to a tee and had the same experience! Dough turned out exactly the same! I'm very sad to see all these bad reviews and people stating the bread flour has changed all of a sudden and i tell you what you can definitely notice it!
I have a solution
I also have been using Lauckes flour for over 30 years and have loved the product and the taste and late last year it just wasn't rising properly and the top was collapsed.
I have been in contact with Lauckes who say there is no problem.
Their product doesn't seem to have enough gluten in it so having exhausted all other options I tried adding 20g of gluten flour to the mix and now have a perfect loaf again
Lauckes told me in theory this shouldn't be right but in practice it works.
My bread doesn't work any more
I've been making bread with Laucke flour for 20 years with no problems. However over the last few months, every loaf I've made has been too crumbly and doesn't hold together. I've tried 10kg bags of crusty white, wholemeal and german grain and they all result in a crumbly loaf. I'm not doing anything different, so it must be the flour. I also tried using another brand of yeast, not the yeast that comes with the flour, and this didn't help either. I've given up and now use Allied Mills flour - perfect loaf every time. Very disappointed I can't use local SA flour any more.
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