Product Type: Homepride Baking & Ingredients
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My Experience Of Using Homepride Self Raising Flour
Homepride Self Raising Flour
Member Name: andrew_dav
Homepride Self Raising Flour
Advantages: Good At What It Does
Disadvantages: Lots Of Additives
I've been using homepride flour today for the purposes of cake making. It's my preferred flour in baking that requires it, mainly due to the quality of contribution it makes to the recipe.
I purchased it a while ago but I remember paying about £1.50 roughly for 1.5kg or 3.31lbs of self-raising flour. This probably leads onto one main benefit, which is the best before end date. It's been a while since I used it and the best before end date still gives me over half a year in which to use it. If you bake regularly, and not just like me when I'm commanded to, you'll happily won't waste this as it's highly likely you'll have made your way through it before it goes off.
For me though it just seems to taste nicer. I've bought less quality before and I find that it doesn't mix in as well or the texture of cakes afterwards isn't as nice, or that it simply just doesn't taste as nice. I just find that when I use homepride flour, it leaves cakes that have risen in the oven and are fluffy afterwards, and taste nice with a pleasant texture.
They give you creative ideas. Obviously you'll have bought this generally with the intention of baking something, but on the back is usually a recipe, which funnily enough requires flour. It's a nice cut out and keep and use for a future time or when you're stuck for something to make and it gives me the idea that this is a friendly, family firm with helping you at heart.
For me it does everything it needs to do and does it well. I do think the only downside is that there are a lot of preservatives in it, and it presumably to make it last longer and assist with the raising agents that help it do its job. I don't think they pose any danger but just be aware that this is far from an organic product and you may have issues with this.
Overall, I think it's a wonderful product and does what it's asked of in an effective manner and leaves you with a happy baking experience.
Ingredients: Wheatflour, Raising Agents: Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, Disodium Diphosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Made With Unbleached Wheatflour
100g gives you: Energy: 1495kj/352 kcal, protein 9.8g, carbohydrates 75.6g, fat 1.2g
Summary: Good All Round
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