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Save ‘dough’ with Aldi
08 Sep 2016

Knead a baking treat? Discount supermarket Aldi has the answer.  With Britain’s favourite bakers showcasing their skills this week, you may well be inspired to leap off your sofa and fling flour across your  worktop faster than Mel and Sue can say “Get set, bake!”
From baking essentials to the perfect Cucina Mozzarella & Herb Focaccia, Aldi has everything you need to help you rise to the challenge .  Whether your bread making skills lack the air needed or you want to try your hand at a bun or two, Aldi has tips, recipes and products for every baker.

Former Great British Bake Off finalist, Holly Bell, shares her do’s and do(ugh)n’ts  with Aldi for the budding bread-maker.  Follow her lead for bread to leave Paul Hollywood speechless.
·         Add yeast and salt to the flour at different sides of the bowl, as salt inactivates yeast, which can lead to a flat loaf. 
·         Always add flavourings such as cinnamon, garlic and onion after the first prove as they can stop your dough from rising as fast.

But, if your loaves are less tiger and more Grumpy Cat, have no fear - Aldi is offering shoppers an average saving of 51% on delicious doughy treats compared with Waitrose1.

Village Bakery Craft White Bloomer – 99p, 800g (54596)
This is a core product, available in selected Aldi stores nationwide.
Specially Selected Brioche Burger Buns – 75p, 4 pack (62279)
This is a core product, available in selected Aldi stores nationwide.
Specially Selected Hand Plaited Brioche Loaf – £1.49, 500g (66929)
This is a core product, available in selected Aldi stores nationwide.
Cucina Rosemary and Garlic Focaccia – £1.39, 2x150g (44594)
This is a core product, available in selected Aldi stores nationwide.

Fresh Sage and Herb Tear and Share Bread
Serves: 6 people
Prep time: 40 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
·         300g The Pantry Strong White Flour
·         7g Pouch The Pantry Dried Yeast
·         185ml Warm Water
·         1 tsp The Pantry Caster Sugar
·         100g The Cheese Emporium Grated Mature Cheddar Cheese
·         30ml Solesta Extra Virgin Olive Oil
·         1 Merevale Large Egg, whisked
·         5g Stonemill Sage
·         5g A Hint Of… Fresh Basil Leaves
·         5g A Hint Of… Fresh Parsley
·         ¼ tsp Stonemill Salt
·         8ml British Milk
·         2lb The Pantry Loaf Tin
·         20g The Pantry Strong White Flour (extra for dusting)
·         Solesta Sunflower Oil
·         Stonemill Sea Salt
·         Stonemill Black Pepper
Put 150g flour, the yeast, sugar and warm water in a bowl – mix well until you have a thick batter.
Cover with some cling film and put somewhere warm for 30 minutes, until frothy.
Finely chop the herbs and whisk the egg.
Add the other 150g flour, cheese, herbs, salt, whisked egg and the olive oil to the yeast mixture and mix well.
Using the extra flour, turn the dough out onto a work surface, then knead the dough for about 8 minutes until it is no longer sticky.
Slightly oil a bowl with some sunflower oil, then put in the dough, cover with cling film and allow to prove in a warm place for about 20 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Slightly oil the loaf tin.
Turn the dough out onto the work surface and punch and knead for a couple of minutes.
Divide the mixture into 6 and shape into balls; put them along the bottom of the prepared loaf tin.
Cover with some cling film and put in a warm place to rise for 20 minutes.
Remove the film and brush the top gently with the milk.
Season the top with some sea salt and black pepper.
Bake for 30/35 minutes until golden, then serve hot or cold.
Notes to Editor:
[1] Savings based on prices as of Monday 5th September 2016.  Waitrose prices taken from
    Aldi Waitrose    
  Product The Village Bakery Traditional White Bloomer  Waitrose White Bloomer  Price difference  Percentage saving per serving 
Bloomer loaf Retail £0.99 £1.30 £0.31  
  Price per 100g £0.12 £0.16 £0.04 25%
Brioche burger bun Product Specially Selected Brioche Burger Burns Heston for Waitrose Brioche Burger Buns     
  Retail £0.75 £1.39 £0.64  
  Quantity 4 2    
  Price per serving  £0.19 £0.70 £0.51 72%
Plaited brioche loaf  Product Specially Selected Plaited Brioche Loaf Waitrose Hand Plaited Brioche Loaf, 400g    
  Retail £1.49 £2.50 £1.01  
  Price per 100g £0.29 £0.62 £0.33 53%
Herb foccacia  Product Cucina Rosemary and Garlic Focaccia Waitrose Rosemary and Sea Salt Focaccia    
  Retail £1.39 £1.75 £0.36  
  Price per 100g £0.46 £0.87 £0.41 54%

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