Started by: ena malcup (1451) 

Why are they so expensive in UK?

Unanticipated event prevented my usual shop this weekend, so no toast for brecky.

Local shop only had sliced and Tiger Bread: no thanks, I'd rather go without!

So, had croissant and coffee.

A single croissant cost more than what I usually pay for an 800g Farmhouse loaf!

A lot of the shops sell croissants, and it seems they sell in quantity, so they seem to no longer be a niche item.

Don't eat them often, and I gather they are not a very healthy choice, so perhaps as well they are a more costly alternative.

Started: 29th May 2022 at 17:44

Posted by: Platty (1478)

We make our own and pain au chocolate. They are soooo expensive to buy.

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 17:50

Posted by: ena malcup (1451) 

I don't mind making my own bread, but it is a time consuming process. I cannot quickly produce decent bread when unable to buy a loaf.
I even have a bread machine to automate much of process, and it is overall slightly quicker, but:

Machine's standard bread cycle is 3 hours and forty mins.
Say 20 mins to set up and charge the machine.
One hour (minimum) for bread to cool sufficient to slice.

So, has to be started at least FIVE hours before intended time to eat.

I can always make 'damper' instead, but it is not as satisfying. (Soda Bread)

When I lived in Manchester, I knew a Master Baker. His bread was so popular that queues formed outside his shop as bread became available. His son did not want to take on the business when dad retired. Who wants to have to start work at 4-00 am every morning.

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 19:28

Posted by: Platty (1478)

ena: my croissants aren't made with bread, it is pastry.

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 19:31

Posted by: ena malcup (1451) 

Yes I had realised that. Sorry, for any confusion, was responding to your 'making own croissants', and I guess being an impatient person, would not want to be doing that either when I am ready for breakfast. I would have set the bread machine to bake overnight had I been forewarned of the need.

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 19:39

Posted by: tonker (25468) 

Platty, you did say "We make our own and pain au chocolate." (bread with chocolate)

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 19:46

Posted by: Platty (1478)

Tonks: I have looked, and , yes, it appears that is what I typed.

Don't tell me, in the 80s when Thatcher was PM that was wat you ate. There were 259 of you down this mine, you'd been there for 6 months on strike, Arthur Scargill visited you and his wife (she brought victuals and supported you), the canaries were dying, you had to eat the mine ponies and then you turned to......

OMG, is there no ending to all this???

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 19:56

Posted by: tonker (25468) 

You're picking on t'wrong mon with the "Thatcher / pit / strike / Scargill" repertoire. I wasn't 'pit-brunt'. I couldn't care less whether they shut 'em or not and certainly wouldn't 'go on strike', for six months, down a coal mine!

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 20:07

Posted by: Platty (1478)

Tonks: that isn't the theme. Everytime we have a decent thread along comes the people with a cement ball on their chain.

Sorry If you got my thread wrong, read the first line and please reply, I might have got the crossaint wong.

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 20:11

Posted by: tonker (25468) 

You brought it up!

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 20:23

Posted by: Platty (1478)

Yes, but it;s going on everywhere, getting tiresome.
So, go back to the thread and....

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 20:31

Posted by: broady (18280) 

If someone only knows the words to two or three songs it is inevitable that he sings those every time he goes on karaoke.

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 21:05

Posted by: tomplum (9328) 

What is a croissant got to do with pitmen, ? a croissant is a posh finger roll but harder to chew, A pit mon took white medium sliced warbies or Rathbones with bailed ham or cheese and pickle and a Billy con of cold tea, dawnt pit,

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 21:48

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1501) 

I steer clear of owt of Froggy descent

Replied: 30th May 2022 at 09:48

Posted by: tonker (25468) 

Replied: 30th May 2022 at 09:57


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