Review: Gradz Bread – makers of fine artisan breads

Review: Gradz Bread – makers of fine artisan breads

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.

Gradz Bakery

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.

 

 

18 Comments

  1. Lauren
    May 29, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    These sound delicious, how lucky to be sent such a wide range 🙂 Thanks for sharing I need to check them out!

    • Tooting Mama
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 7:23 pm

      Thank you it was!

    • Tooting Mama
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 7:23 pm

      Most definitely loved the bread!

  2. May 28, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    I hAve never made bread before, but I totally appreciate good bread!! There is nothing like it, I love trying different sorts where ever I go.

    • Tooting Mama
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 7:24 pm

      Good bread is wonderful. Nothing beats it!

  3. May 28, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    My grandfather was a pastry chef and the most amazing baker… it made me really appreciate proper bread and these look delicious!

    • Tooting Mama
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 7:25 pm

      How amazing, I bet you got some amazing pastries. Handmade bread is glorious.

  4. May 28, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    Mmmmm that bread looks delicious. Did they send you any of the gluten-free to sample? Would love to know how it compared, as finding a good gluten-free loaf is hard work.

    • Tooting Mama
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 7:27 pm

      Yes, there was gluten-free, and it’s pretty damn fine, no different from the ordinary bread.

    • Tooting Mama
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 7:32 pm

      Thank you! The bread was glorious!

  5. May 27, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    I’m planning on trying to make my own sour dough start (although I have been saying that for a while!) The Gradz bread looks and sounds delicious – I’ll look out for it in my local Waitrose!

    • Tooting Mama
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      I am going to try and make a mother again, it’s a real commitment a bit like entering into a longterm relationship!

  6. May 27, 2018 / 3:19 pm

    Oh that looks lovely! I do love freshly baked bread and this looks just as good!

    • Tooting Mama
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      It was delicious, I highly recommend you get a loaf or two!

  7. May 27, 2018 / 5:49 am

    I’ve never been able to cook and bread or rolls successfully. They either come out hard or have an off smell.
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    • Tooting Mama
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      My attempt really was a brick!

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