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Laucke Crusty Bread for the first time
I just made my first loaf of Laucke Crusty Bread and its the best bread I have ever made.
I just followed the instructions on the box and that is mix it by hand and knead it for 10 minutes, let it rise for 40 minutes. Knock the air out of it and knead it for a minute, let it rise again for 40 minutes and cook. I look forward to making dinner rolls soon.
Loaf too crumbly
I've attempted about 6 loaves with this mix. All of them were too crumbly to cut. I e-mailed Laucke but they were not helpful at all. I think the instructions are incorrect. Very frustrating as I bought a massive bag of this so spent a lot of money on it. Annoying that they made it sound as if I was doing something wrong when others are clearly having the same problem.
Something is different.
In the last few months something has changed.I have used Laucke mix for years without trouble,but now my bread is fragile & crumbly.I have tried adding oil &/or gluten flour, the latter gives the most improvement .Is this a seasonal problem or different wheat source ??
I have used alot of different bread mixes this is by far my favorite. I did by the wholmeal. It was easy to do and make unlike other brands where it's to sticky to knead properly. I use a mix of stand mixer and hand knead. But using this mix i just have the most amazing bread. Not sure why others are having issues i followed the box turned out brilliant.
Worst White crusty bread mix
I have purchased crusty white mix 10 kg bag from Coles and made 4 times, following the instructions,however all 4 times failed.
I bought the white crust since i have purchased the wholemeal one before and tried in the oven an it was good.so i thought to buy the white crust as my kids like white crusty and bought a new machine to make bread.
Good Mix but has been Better
I have used Laucke Crusty Breadmix for about 20 years and am on my 3rd mixer. Until the last 6 months the only failures were my fault, ie forgot yeast, however I have found the quality of the flour has changed and I now use only 280 ml of water (warm) per 500 gm mix. If I use the recommended amount the top collapses and whilst the bread is still edible it is not the best loaf. I believe that the quality of Australian flour has deteriorated as a result of the change from the single desk marketing and the high standards the Wheat Marketing Boa...rd imposed. UPDATE 7 July 2018 After using Laucke bread mixes and flour for over 20 years I have had to admit defeat and change brands. My last 10kg bag of Crusty Breadmix is un-workable and will not produce a decent loaf of bread. In desperation I bought a 5kg bag of Defiance White bread mix and instantly my bread to returned to perfect loaves with no hassles. May 28th 2019 Update: 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.
First try of Laucke Bread mix is a flop
What a waste of time and money. I bought the crusty white bread mix which had four sachets. I followed the recipe on the box to the letter and used my breadmaker to knead it. After the cycle i was left with what looked more like a pancake batter than a bread dough. I used 420ml water for a 600g sachet of bread mix, as per the instructions. What a waste of time and money, i had to throw it out and want a real recipe to use on the three sachets I have left. Now I come to the website and notice so many people who have had failures using Lauke. Well add another. I have also sent an email to Lauke. It'll be interesting to see if I get a reply.
Very happy with this product
Was given a bread maker and purchased this product.Rang the company as I'd heard sometimes the amount of water needs to changed.The lovely lady Irene at Laucke told me to use 30 ml less than the packet read.I baked delicious soft white bread .Will definitely stay with this product
Laucke instructions wrong
For laucke mixes their instructions are plain wrong. Use 50 mls less of water per standard 1kg or 750 g loaf and the loaves come out perfectly. Laucke instructions ask for way too much water, more than other bread recipes .I used to use the Breville recipes before I switched to Laucke, that's why I knew it could not be the breadmaker.
I buy Laucke Crusty White in 5kg bags, and it's very versatile. I used it to make perfect burger buns, bread, finger buns and pizza dough. The bread is very light and fluffy in the interior - just like bakery bread. I do adjust flour/water ratios according to the seasons and how I knead the dough, practice makes perfect.
reliable, excellent results
Useless instructions or poor product?
A while back, Kitchen Collection, my favourite bread mix that I have used in my breadmaker for more than a decade, vanished from the market. So I decided to try Laucke. Bad move.
With this mixture, if I follow the instructions in the box, it's impossible to make a bread dough that I can shape into fancy loaves or rolls, rise and bake in the oven. The reason - the mixture comes out as SLOP!
I wrote to Laucke for advice, gave them the name and model of my bread maker, and they came back with the identical instructions that are on the box. T...hey sent me a replacement box of bread mix. Today I tried it again. Oh dear! The result is once again a sloppy mixture that is impossible to knead. So today i had to switch my bread maker to Bake Only so at least I'll salvage something from the wreckage. As fas as I am concerned, kneading and shaping bread is a wonderful kind of baking, just perfect for doing with grandchildren. It's a joy to see little kids playing with the dough and making their own rolls.
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can i use crusty white bread mix to make bread rolls. I have a recipe of your,s but it is for 12.5kg of flour I only wont to make about a dozen rolls could you break down the ingredients to suit please.
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.
I use the breadmix for rolls but add 1 tbsp of sugar to the mix. My basic recipe is:
500 gm breadmix; 12 gm dried yeast; 20 ml olive oil, 295 ml warm water and 1 tbsp sugar. I cheat by using the breadmaker on the dough setting and let it rise for 1 hour then turn out, knock down, chop into 12 equal portions and shape the rolls. Because my rolls tend to flatten too much I use a tray with a 15-20 mm lip so that the rolls push against one another and go up not out. I leave them in a warm draft free spot for 40 mins and then bake in a preheated oven at 190 deg for 15 to 20 mins. I generally turn the tray about half time. There will be about as many variations on this as there are bakers...
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