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I need decent bread!!

Old Jan 23rd 2004, 7:36 am
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Where can I find a decent loaf in america? I'm a brit living in the states. Jeeze, I buy a different loaf everyday just hoping it's not sweet. I'm craving a decent butty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Jan 23rd 2004, 10:02 am
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You will most likley need to bake your own. My mother used to do it, and no supermarket bread could even compare.
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Old Jan 23rd 2004, 11:34 am
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Natures Own makes sugar free bread and low carb bread, which is pretty good.
If you have a Publix in your area- their bakery dept makes a 'White mountain Bread' loaf, which you can ask them to slice- that's really good.
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Panera Bread or Atlanta Bread Company. Freshly baked, crusty, all kinds and not sweet! Just like a nice ploughmans would be in a country pub!
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Default Re: I need decent bread!!

Originally posted by kerry151
Where can I find a decent loaf in america? I'm a brit living in the states. Jeeze, I buy a different loaf everyday just hoping it's not sweet. I'm craving a decent butty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I note you live in NJ. Are there any ethic European neighbourhoods within a reasonable driving distance of where you live? German Americans? French Americans?

I'm guessing such neighbourhoods have bakeries or at least shops selling European style bread, i.e. less sugar, more fibre, more texture.

In my area (I'm sure it's less cosmopolitan than where you live), there's a few European-style bakeries. I'm most fortunate that there's a German bakery (named Gulghupf) only mins from where I work. Of course, the bread is more costly and contains fewer preservatives and hence has a shorter shelf life but I can't eat American bread.

I certainly can't buy the bread for eating at home. My US spouse feels the same way (I swear I saw him hugging a loaf of M&S bread at Christmas when were visiting. He denies he was hugging the bread of course but I know what I saw).




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I buy my bread from a local deli .. its expensive @ $5.00 a loaf but at least it tastes nice. So much for Hovis

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Default Re: I need decent bread!!

Originally posted by kerry151
Where can I find a decent loaf in america? I'm a brit living in the states. Jeeze, I buy a different loaf everyday just hoping it's not sweet. I'm craving a decent butty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The only one I found when I lived in Philly was Maiers italian. It is the only one that tastes remotely like Brit bread. You should be able to get it in Jersey.
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Originally posted by effi
The only one I found when I lived in Philly was Maiers italian. It is the only one that tastes remotely like Brit bread. You should be able to get it in Jersey.

We ended up buying a bread machine.
It works a treat
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Originally posted by Taffyles
Natures Own makes sugar free bread ....
That's what we buy, it's a bit soft, but it is similar to British mass-produced loaves and isn't sweet.
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Originally posted by excpomea
We ended up buying a bread machine.
It works a treat
Us too, a marvellous gadget.
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We ended up buying a bread machine.
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I've just bought one this weekend. Decent bread here we come!!!
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I've just bought one this weekend. Decent bread here we come!!!
I've heard so many good vibes on this board about bread making machines that I am going to look into getting one. I get an occassional acid stomach (only in the US, I am OK when I return and eat British food) and I am finding ways to reduce additives found in processed foods that might be contributing to acid stomach. Making my own bread would be another way for me to cut down on additives! Thanks everyone.
 
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Hmmm, a bread machine. Now there's an idea

Nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread

Talking of preservatives, has anyone noticed how long a loaf lasts here before going stale and then mouldy. It seems to last for weeks. :scared:

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Originally posted by thing2
Talking of preservatives, has anyone noticed how long a loaf lasts here before going stale and then mouldy. It seems to last for weeks. :scared:

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Took my nippers to feed the ducks this afternoon (rather pleasant 73F !) and had to feed them "fresh" bread from a bag marked sell by 11th Jan!!! Scary indeed!
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Bread machine? Whats wrong with doing it by hand!? A most rewarding experience
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