So I phoned Hovis, a major offender, and complained to them about the ridiculous size of their crusts. I was told that as the loaf had to be exactly 27 slices (or something) that was the only way it would work. In vain did I tell them about waste, lack of foresight etc. My words fell on stony (or in this case, stoneground) ground. They can manage a good size with their multi seed loaf, so why not with others? I hate waste, and there are just so many breadcrumbs you can use.
What do you do with your crusts, apart from feed the birds? Now, be honest...
So many birds, so few crusts of bread.ReplyDelete
Use them as an ingredient in meat loaf?
There are just so many meat loaves you can eat, RWP!Delete
I toast then eat the Hovis ones!ReplyDelete
Rosemary, these ones (I think they're the granary) are too thin to toast. That's what I was complaining about.Delete
Eat them, of course! Dip them in hummus! You could also cut them into bits and let them go stale, toss them with herbs and use them as salad croutons. Or just feed them to the birds. They won't mind at all!ReplyDelete
They're too thin for most things, and we've stopped buying this bread. The crusts themselves I can cope with if they're a reasonable thickness, Mrs. S.Delete
I toast mine and pop brie or stilton on them. Aldi malted bloomers have thick crust and the bread is great. Cheap an'll.ReplyDelete
PS. I don't get Hovis as I find it a bit sour tasting. Love their music though. The New World Symphony played by a brass band.......Just delaying spelling Divorjack, bloody foreign names are a nightmare but I give him full marks for the music. Divorcing Jack is one of my favourite films. You must watch it if only for the Divorjack bit.Delete
I have wasted ten minutes filling my brain with yet more clutter.Delete
2....The commercial was shot in
3....It was directed by Riddley Scott.
The best commercial ever but the bread is a bit iffy.
Adrian, the granary ons are too thin to toast. Too thin for most things.Delete
I guess your southern bakers have sussed it. Here we get a thin crust one end and a half inch one the other.Delete
May I suggest you become a celery, or whatever the gluten posers call themselves. That way no crust problem.
I eat the crusts.ReplyDelete
So do,I, Patsy, but it's these really thin ones that are a nuisance.Delete
O.K.'s mum and I fight over the crusts - we both want them! If I have bread (crust or not) that gets stale before I get round to eating it, I make croutons of it and use them on salads or thick soups.ReplyDelete
These are far to thin for croutons, Meike. I tried to post a photo, but it was copyright!Delete
Generally speaking I make my own bread. I don't buy Hovis anyway but if I did I'd leave the crust to the end. Because I live alone the bread is stale before the loaf is finished. So I would give the crust to the birds if I didn't need brown breadcrumbs.ReplyDelete
I made my bread, too, until there were only two of us. We now keep sliced bread in the freezer and take it out as and when.Delete
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