Last week the Krista’s Kraving’s household was fortunate enough to receive 4 packages of Dempster’s new Oven Fresh Baguettes.
My hubby and DD are total suckers for bread so they were especially thrilled to see this arrive! This post is dedicated to our thoughts, opinions and uses for the baguettes. Enjoy!
First off, the baguettes were very easy to prepare. Pre heat oven to 400* and bake for 8 minutes. How simple is that? So it’s more than doable to come home on busy night and still be able to have fresh bread with dinner or even better….throw the bread in the oven while you get organized, let cool off a bit then let your family (or roommates) create personal subs. The baguettes do have an expiry date, so be on the look out for that. Storage is simple, too. Keep them in a cool dry spot out of direct sunlight. The pantry is a perfect location!
Our musings can really be divided into 3 areas; the boys, DD and myself. Typical grouping at our house.
Whole Wheat Baguettes:
DD and I LOVED these! They are dense with crunchy seeds strewn throughout and a nice hearty texture. While the boys liked the WW well enough, both said they could do without the seeds. We used the WW baguettes to sop up homemade teriyaki sauce on stir fry night:
And to make gigantic homemade subs:
Finally, I used the last half to make a roasted red pepper & turkey pepperoni sandwich for a workday lunch:
The white baguettes were a favourite among the male species in our house. DD likes any type of bread so she enjoyed it, too. I’m not a huge fan of white bread, but I found the baguettes to be more along the lines of a softer ciabatta bread which I do like for the consistency of it. We also used the white baguettes on sub night…meatball subs, to be exact:
And as “buns” for last Monday’s homemade chicken burgers:
The last few pieces were made into various sandwiches for the kids lunches….nutella, ham & cheese and jam. DS told me he liked this bread because it was “soft” and “had no crust”. I just went with his crust delusions! LOL!
I’ve sourced these out in the store to see how much they cost. The average seems to be in and around $3.50 for a 2 pack. I think that this is a very reasonable price for the quality of product that you get. One other thing I’d like to mention is that once baked, I stored any leftover pieces in an air tight Ziploc on the counter for a few days and they handled that just fine.
As you most likely already know, we give Dempster’s Oven Fresh Baguettes 2 BIG thumbs up! Have you tried this product? Please share your comments and/or opinions with us! And thanks again to Melanie for sending us the samples to test out!
Bye for now!