Frequently Asked Questions
Are the Bread Mixes Easy To Make?
Yes, the mixes all come with easy to follow instructions on the back of each pack and I even have “how to Videos” on our Youtube Channel. The simplest one is the Wheaten Bread so if you are new to baking and want to enjoy a great tasting bread that will give you some confidence, try it first. We offer a multipack so you can work your way through our range and build up your confidence with baking as you go. If you have any questions just send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
What Extra Ingredients Do I Need to Make the Mixes?
The Wheaten Bread Requires, one egg and 220mls buttermilk or 160mls milk.
The Soda Bread requires 220mls buttermilk or 200mls milk.
The Stout Bread requires 10g butter, 65g treacle, 150mls milk and 50mls Stout.
The Scones require 60g butter, 1 egg and 100mls buttermilk.
How Long Does It Take to Make the Mixes?
All the mixes are ready in under an hour and that should include the mixing and/or kneading.
What temperatures do I use to bake the Breads?
The following are guide temperatures: –
Wheaten bread is cooked at 180° for approximately 50 minutes.
Stout bread is baked at 180° for approximately 50 – 50 minutes.
Soda bread is baked at 150° for approximately 35 minutes.
Scones are baked at 190° for approximately 15-20 minutes.
Why is my bread not baking at the temperature suggested on the pack?
All ovens are a little different, so the temperatures on the back of the pack are guide temperatures. I used to have an oven that didn’t give an even bake so was a little paler on one side, so I used to turn the bread 15 minutes before the end to even it out. I also had an oven in the bakery that ran 20° lower than it should and I just adjusted the temperature setting accordingly. If the breads aren’t baking on the guide temperatures just adjust according to your own oven, either up or down.
I have special dietary requirements; do you have anything I can enjoy?
All the bread mixes are great with plant based alternative milks and margs, so are suitable for vegans and those following a dairy free diet.
If you have an egg allergy or don’t wish to eat eggs then we suggest using a teaspoon of good quality oil such as olive oil instead of the egg.
We unfortunately don’t have any gluten free bread mixes available at the moment.
Why do the Bread Mix packs differ in weight?
Each bread has it’s own recipe, a recipe that has come from my bakery in Dunfanaghy which unfortunately is now closed.
Each pack has up to 6 ingredients, all of which are weighed out and added to individual packs, to make our great tasting range of breads.
I have been asked why the Stout bread only has 235g in the pack? It contains a mixture of 6 ingredients all of which are weighed and added to the pack. I would love to be able to take more of the work out of making the bread by adding dried milk or substitutes for the stout, butter and treacle to the pack. Wild Fuschia’s aim though, is to make “GREAT TASTING BREAD”. If I add the substitutes, I will affect the taste and thus the quality of the flavour and we did earn a Silver award in 2020 from Blas na hEireann and they definitely know what they are talking about.
Can I choose What Goes in my Gift Hamper?
Yes of course. All our hampers are gift wrapped to order so just send me an e-mail with your specifications and we will be happy to do up a quote and get back to you as soon as possible. All our hampers come in cellophane and you can include a gift card with a message. Check out our shipping policy for our shipping locations and rates.
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