I’ve been trying to make sourdough bread, and so far my efforts have come unstuck. I’ve attempted to make three sourdough mothers, all three have disowned me. And when I finally got as far as making a loaf, the result, well what can I say. My loaf was more akin to a brick. Not fit for consumption. The people at Gradz bakery must have heard my cries of woe because they got in contact and asked me to try some of their Gradz bread. Would I? Hell yeah – send me your Gradz bread, because mine is only fit for the bin!
Gradz Bread – makers of fine artisan bread
To be honest, I was only expecting, maybe a few sample loaves.
Instead, but the people at Gradz bread outdid themselves. I was sent seven loaves and some delicious sweet buns. I was overwhelmed and overloaded with the sheer choice of bread. It was difficult to know where to start.
In my bread delivery, I was given:
Amaranth bread, rye 100% and honey, oats and flax bread, spirulina and pumpkin seed bread, plaited sweet buns with sour cherries, gluten-free white bread, gluten-free dark bread with sunflower seeds, gluten-free dark bread with seeds.
Gradz bread which ones did we like?
I particularly enjoyed the Amaranth bread – it had both a good firm texture and taste, it didn’t break up when I buttered my bread.
The gluten-free white bread went down well with the kids, they munched their way through a loaf of this, simply buttered and with a generous dollop of honey.
The rye 100% and honey bread, we ate this with cheese and it works really well with strong cheeses.
And for breakfast, with a cup of coffee, the plaited sweet buns with sour cherries was a treat.
As well as the taste and the texture of the bread, the bread comes ready sliced. Ready-sliced sourdough bread, that’s got to be a winner!
I did note that the superfood bread, spirulina and pumpkin seed bread did have a greenish hue.
Would I buy Gradz bread?
In all honesty, I would.
I would say the Amaranth, the white bread, the rye 100% and honey and the sweet buns will most likely make it on to my shopping list.
And luckily enough, Ocado will be stocking a range of Gradz bread including Amaranth bread, oats and flax sourdough, rye 100% with honey, gluten-free dark with seeds, gluten-free dark with sunflower seeds. Last night, I did my Ocado shop and guess what? They have sold out of Gradz bread!
Thank you to Gradz Bakery for sending me their wonderful bread.
Master bakers Agnes Gabriel and Romuald Damaz have always been passionate about making healthy, delicious bread. When they discovered a treasure trove of family recipes hand-written by Agnes’s great grandfather, they were inspired to establish the Gradz bakery and share their tradition of continental-style baking.