“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Mix „
I love toad in the hole, after several attempts of trying to make my own batter mix and it never rising or tasting funny, I decided to try this. Because it was Tesco value I was 100% sure that it was going to taste funny, but thought it cant be any worst than my own mixture.
The batter mix cost 15p for a 128g packet. It comes in a normal batter mix packet, with pictures of yorkshire puddings on the front. On the back to gives instructions on how to use, the ingredients, and nutritions.
The ingredients are wheat flour, dried skimmed milk and salt. I know the dried skimmed milk may put a lot of people of this, as they can make there own batter mix which is probably more healthy, but its very helpful for people who cant get there batter mix to rise or taste good.
To make the mix all you need is a egg and water, to make 12 yorkshires you need 1 medium egg and 200ml cold water, and for pancakes you need to add slightly more water, and just whisk until smooth, then its good to go, however you want to use it. I normally just whisk the mix up with a fork and found it manages to get the mix nice and smooth.
I find that making this makes enough batter for a large toad in the hole with 8 sausages, and for pancakes it roughly makes around 6 small pancakes, so if your a family of 4 your may need a another pack if your making pancakes.
Since i have started using the value one, I have also bought the regular supermarket one, but I do prefer the value one, as it gives the same results, but the value one is half the price.
Using it for the yorkshire in my toad in the hole, it risings and comes out lovely and crisp, occasionally it will be a bit soggy where the sausages are, but still tastes good.
I have also made pancakes using this aswell which taste lovely with a bit of sugar and lemon on,
I love this mix and use it all the time now, its quick and easy and no need for measuring ingredients out.
I'm working my way through Tesco Value, a lot of the time it's a false economy but I have to say their batter mix is very good. A 128g pack costs only 15p at the moment, and sometimes it's even 3 for 2-admittedly though they were about 20p when that offer was running.. Aunt Bessie's is 79p for the same amount.
The bag has had a facelift, it's now beige with orange and red relevant pictures on. Each pack makes 6 pancakes or 12 Yorkshire puddings. The preparation guidelines are for Yorkshire pudding or pancakes but doesn't mention batter for coating fish for example- I use the Yorkshire pudding guide for making fritters. There isn't much to them- wheat flour, dried skimmed milk, salt with no artifical colours, flavours or preservatives. Made up as to instructions each Yorkshire contains 46 calories so not bad.
It's less hassle than making my own from scratch, you still have to add an egg, but you add water instead of milk and the mix is measured for you.
I mainly use this pack for pancakes I just add an egg, 250ml of water, whisk (electric whisking prevents any lumps) then cook in the frying pan with tiny bit of oil- they come out delicious everytime. Yorkshire puddings take 50ml less water, they come out nicely risen- Yorkshire's pre cooked frozen ones are okay but you can't beat bake from 'raw' Yorkshire's. On occasion I make fritters, I make up the mix, coat pineapple rings in flour dip in the batter then fry in an inch of hot oil turning once.
When cooked the batter is a golden brown. Not sweet so pancakes and fritters need a sprinkle of sugar.
I would recommend this mix and buy it often, it actually tastes nicer than proper brand ones we've had.
5 stars from me.
I love pancakes and yorkshire puddings and the likes though I'm rubbish at measuring stuff out and simply can't be really bothered if I'm totally honest with you and this is why I often purchase Tesco Batter Mix. First off I must point out that although I am reviewing Tesco Batter Mix as this review is called I am not reviewing the 'Value' version as is the photograph shown on the top of this review but simple 'Tesco Batter Mix' as the title suggests lol.
The box is like a salmon pink in colour and there is a photograph of nice looking, dainty looking Yorkshire puddings on the front of it and we are told that it is indeed Tesco Batter Mix 'Just add 1 egg and water', that there are 2 sachets of the mix within the box, there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown and the weight is stated which is 260g, 2x1130g. On the back of the box other information includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, there is a full nutritional chart shown, directions for using the mix are clearly given and contact details for Tesco are listed. Inside of the box you get two see through plastic packets full of powder which are easy to open but are not resealable or anything like that but then they don't really need to be...just use it up!
Well to use this is ever so simple. Its basically a mix of wheat flour, dried skimmed milk and salt and you is simply a floury mix. To use it for pancakes we are told to mix the powder up with 1/2 pint of water and and an egg and whisk till smooth and then simply to pour the mix into hot oil and use as you would do any mix. It doesn't take a lot of mixing up to do at all and makes a really smooth batter with a decent consistency and I make myself rather a few pancakes with this and they are light and I top them with lemon and sugar or golden syrup and they are really tasty, of course they do not contain sugar and are very lightly seasoned to the point I can't detect that seasoning at all. They are not quite as good as my own or my Mother making them but fuss free to make they really are!
Today I used the mix to make myself a huge Yorkshire pudding up and once again it was simple. I once again added one egg to the powder and 7 fl oz of water and gave it a quick mix and the you can pour it into a bun type tray and make up about 12 small puddings or do as I did make one huge one! Once again its really easy to do this and I got a well good, slightly crispy on the outside, well risen and not soggy on the inside Yorkshire pudding in about 20 minutes which was beautifully golden and appetizing looking!
This may not taste as good as a home made batter mix however it is simple to mix up and pretty effortless and tastes good. I personally prefer the mix to make up pancakes with but only because I prefer a thicker more stodgy Yorkshire pudding like my Mother makes and this only makes them light and airy but its a great buy for people who like Aunt Bessie style Yorkshire puddings and once you top your pancakes you won't notice alot of difference form home made ones anyway really!
A great store cupboard buy and brilliant for emergencies!
Nutritional Information Per Made up 100g (The Important Bits!):
Saturated Fat: 0.8g
Only available in Tesco stores costing 37p a box.
Mmmm!........ deep fried Mars bars - any of you dooyooers tried them? Unless you want a heart attack for Christmas, I wouldn't recommend one.
I don't believe in buying ready made Yorkshire Puddings and for some time now I have been buying this ready mix from Tesco.
You make it by emptying the 128g packet into a bowl and adding 200ml of water whisked with an eggy weggy and they sell it for 7p or so; even Scrooge can't moan too much about that.
It's a straightforward batter mix so we often use this for pancakes as well. The pack has a recipe for both Yorkshire Puddings and Pancakes.
The product is suitable for vegetarians but is not gluten free. It contains only three ingredients - wheat flour, dried skimmed milk and salt.
There is a nice long sell by date on these so I invariably pick up half a dozen packs every fortnight when we do our big shop.
We find the batter it makes is just right for us. You do have to make sure that you give your batter a good whisking and we tend to let it stand for a few minutes before using it.
For Yorkies we use silicon muffin 'tins' pre-heated and moistened with a little oil. One pack makes twelve large yorkies - much bigger and tastier than the twelve pathetic little ready made yorkies sold as a convenience food by all the supermarkets.
5 out of 5 for me!
I was craving for pancakes and was looking for batter mix to make some. I looked through the isle and thought, why not try this Tesco Value Batter Mix, which cost only 7p for 128g. "Just add one egg and water for pancakes or Yorkshire puddings", is what stated on the packaging. The packaging is a simple Tesco Value packaging with lots of information on the product on it. FYI, the picture on dooyoo is an older one, it now has got a nicer packaging.
The packaging states that it is:
1) Makes approximately 12 small Yorkshire puddings (when made according to instructions)
2) Suitable for vegetarians
3) Contains milk, wheat and gluten but is nut free
The ingredients include: Wheat flour, dried skimmed milk and salt
There are two recipe suggestions for Yorkshire puddings and Pancakes
For Yorkshire puddings:
1) In a jug or bowl beat together 1 med egg and 200ml of cold water
2) Empty the sachet content into another bowl and gradually add (1) and whisk until smooth
3) Heat a little oil in 12 small tins
4) Add batter and cook in a pre-heated oven 200 degree Celsius for 20-30 minutes
1) In a jug or bowl beat together 1 med egg and 250ml of cold water
2) Empty the sachet content into another bowl and gradually add (1) and whisk until smooth
3) Heat a little oil in a small frying pan and pour enough batter to cover the base and cook over a moderate heat until underside is golden brown. Turn pancake over and cook to brown other side and repeat until batter is used up.
I followed the recipe for pancakes and the mixture ended up quite watery, unlike other pancake batters. One pack made about 5 pancakes and upon cooking, the pancakes finally turn out as pancakes (was kind of worried due to the watery mixture). Taste wise, the texture of the pancake was a little too soft and light for my liking.. but it tastes good. But for 7p, I am not complaining much. I would likely buy the batter mix again.
With Pancake Day fast approaching, it seems an appropriate time to review one of my favourite 'Value' products. I actually discovered Tesco's Value Batter mix through a Dooyoo review this time last year, so it seems only fair to share the knowledge.
I'm not the world's greatest cook, by any means, but even I am capable of rustling up a simple batter for pancakes or yorkshire pudding so I had never really seen the point of buying a batter mix. The ingredients in batter are fairly basic and the process is straightforward and the packets always seemed so expensive compared to making a batter from scratch.
The reality is that, despite the simplicity, I never bothered to make pancakes or batter, other than the obligatory Pancake Day toss up and, although the ingredients should be store cupboard staples, I wouldn't necessarily have the quantity of milk spare that is needed to make up a decent amount of batter. When I discovered that Tesco sold a basic batter mix for just 8p per packet, it seemed a bargain particularly as the only extra ingredients needed are a single egg and some tap water.
Despite the stigma of the unmistakeable 'Value' packaging and the extremely low selling point (which fluctuates between 8p-9p per packet) the ingredients in the mix are pleasantly simple and wholesome, containing just wheat flour, dried skimmed milk and salt, so no artificial nasties added to bulk out the mix. For somebody who only occasionally bakes and doesn't necessarily have flour in the house, this works out much cheaper than buying even the cheapest brand of flour and throwing most of it away. Also, for a lazy cook like me, this has the advantage of the ingredients coming conveniently measured out in the appropriate quantities, so no need to start dusting down the kitchen scales and messing about measuring cups of flour and so on.
The packet gives clear step-by-step instructions to making either pancake or yorkshire pudding batter. (The crucial difference is that more water is added to make pancake batter.) I don't personally bother using two separate bowls and adding the liquids to the solids gradually as the packet recommends. After all, this is a convenience product not a cordon bleu cookery exercise so I just use a large Pyrex jug and bung everything in together! A thorough stir ensures that the batter is smooth and has no lumps and it produces an excellent creamy looking batter in seconds.
Value food products are only truly good 'value' if they actually taste nice though and I can wholeheartedly endorse the batter that this mix creates. The pancakes taste just as good as ones produced using homemade batter, as do yorkshire puddings and Toad in the Hole. The only drawback is that a single packet only really creates enough batter to produce around 6 pancakes (possibly 8 if you are particularly mean with the quantities) and our household can easily devour twice as many. That just means that we have to shell out a whole 16p for two packets!
I still buy this mix on a regular basis, mainly because the quantities are ideal for a family sized Toad in the Hole and it's just so convenient to use. The kids absolutely love it and I just substitute veggie sausages for a veggie version and I've even used roasted vegetables and then added the batter to them, so the mix is more versatile than it might immediately seem. Providing the oven is at the right temperature, this mix produces a wonderfully crispy yorkshire pudding and I don't think anybody would be able to find fault with the taste or the texture of the finished product.
I have found that the mixed batter doesn't keep anywhere near as well as a homemade batter. If left overnight, the Value batter separates into a rather unattractive gloopy grey mess and I've never actually been tempted to use it the next day! Now, I just make sure that I use all of the batter mix up in one go which isn't a problem as it doesn't make excessive quantities.
As you can see, I'm a great fan of this handy little sachet and can't see any reason to pay any extra for a premium brand when this creates such a fantastic tasting and versatile batter. I'll certainly keep buying this mix and will be popping a few extra packets in my basket ready for Shrove Tuesday!
Tesco Value Batter Mix
Another great product im glad to say from the tesco value range, as you can tell from my previous reviews i have tried quite a lot of there products now and im beginning to trust this brand as 80% of the products i have tried have been identical to the more expensive brands. This product is again another one of these.
It tends to retail for about 8 or 9 pence an absolute bargain me thinks!!!! and can be used to make, pancakes, Yorkshire puddings or toad in the hole. I personally have only ever used it to make pancakes as i am too lazy to make my own Yorkshire puddings.
The packaging itself is a white plastic bag with the tesco value logo on the front and a picture of some Yorkshire puddings on the front in red. Each bag tends to make about 4 or 5 pancakes depending on how big or thick you like them but at 9 pence its a must have and is so much cheaper and easier than making your own batter mix.
I shop at Tesco for 90% of my food shopping & very rarely go to another supermarket simply because Tesco is the nearest. Because of this I'm very familiar with the Tesco Value range & buy quite a few products from the range & most of them are are good quality.
This is another product from the range that I would be more than happy to recommend. It is a multi-purpose batter mix for use making pancakes or in things like toad in the hole. The first time I purchaed it it was for use making pancakes. In my local supermarket it's usually priced at 12p per pack but it can vary slightly.
Whenever I have used it it has always given me good results. When I've used it for pankcakes (providing they're cooked right) they have always tasted good & the packet tends to make 6-8 of them depending on how big / thick you make them. My wife has also used them to make Yorkshire puddings & again the results were nice.
The product has to be recommended because it is such good value for money. The cost of the eggs & the flour to produce homemade batter would be no cheaper & this is very easy to prepare & can be made in seconds. The results you get (as long as you can cook) will be more than adequate based on what you paid & I would be surprised if anyone was dissatisfied with this product.
I decided yesterday that I wanted to make Toad in the Hole as it is a firm favourite in our house but the ready meals seem to be loaded with fat. However, I didnt have time to make the batter from scratch and plus I couldnt be bothered so when I saw this batter mix in Tesco for just 8p I thought I'd try this. Now, I have to admit I didnt think this would be much good at 8p and I was rather sceptical. Incase your wondering, this can be found near the custard and desserts (I had trouble finding it!). The packet when mixed up has enough to make 12 yorkshire puddings or in my case, a Toad in the Hole approx 12 inches by 10 inches.
Making the batter is easy, you simply mix the mix with 250ml water and one egg and beat it until smooth. This was easy to do and there were hardly any lumps. Then you simply cook the batter for 25-30 minutes. It is important not to open the oven door whilst it is cooking as your batter may fall flat (it doesnt say this on the packet but is a useful tip!)
Eagerly watching the batter through the oven door it was rising really well and looked very appetising. It is also worth noting the smell as it smelt absolutely delicious! After 30 minutes, it had risen well around the edges and had gone a golden brown colour. I was pleased to see that none of it had burned as I hate burned yorkshire pudding! The outside was crisp and firm with the inside, bottom part of the Toad in the Hole quite soft and pale.
Tucking into the batter I am pleased to say it was absolutely delicious! It was light, airy, crunchy and crispy and had a lovely flavour to it. It was cooked through perfectly and tasted home made.
I was really pleased when I looked at the nutritional content of this, per yorkshire pudding (if making 12) there is only 0.3g fat whereas shop bought ones can contain up to 3g so its perfect for weight watchers.
I love this batter mix and I will be buying it regularly as it is quick and easy to make and tastes delicious. Thumbs up from me!
Tesco value products tend to be either great or horrific, so when I tried out the Tesco value batter mix I was prepared for the worst but I need not have feared because this is one of Tesco`s great ones.
I will not insult your intelligence by ranting on about what you can do with batter mix as I am sure if you were going to buy it you already know what you want it for, I will however say that this stuff costs only 8p, yes *eight pence* and all you need to add to the 128g pack is one egg.
It makes a delicious batter which I have used for many things and with a touch of lemon and ground black pepper it makes a simply superb batter for fish.
The batter mix is suitable for vegetarians but it is not guaranteed to be nut free as it is produced in a factory that handles nut products.
If you use a batter mix at the moment I bet it is more expensive than this and it might not even be as good, my previous batter mix used to cost me 59p for a similar size packet and I have to say the Tesco one makes a better batter at a fraction of the price!
I first discovered Tesco value batter mix one Pancake Day years ago, and ever since then, this product has become a staple item in my cupboard.
This batter mix is found in the baking aisle and retails at 9p for 128g, and so compared to today's prices for flour, I think that I would struggle to make my own for less money. I think that it is fantastic value for money, and the no nonsense convenience makes it worth every penny.
I use this mix to make pancakes and Yorkshire puddings, and the instructions are clear for both on the back of the packet. Essentially you simply have to add cold water and an egg and whisk - it couldn't be any simpler! There is no hassle or mess of weighing and measuring, and the only washing up is a jug and a whisk, my children enjoy making up this mix, and so it is a simple introduction to cookery.
I have always had a bit of a problem when making my own batter for Yorkshire puddings, and it usually comes out really heavy and soggy, but in all the time that I have used this readymade mix, my Yorkshire puddings have without exception turned out perfect. They are light and crispy and my whole family loves them. I simply make up the mixture and divide it into the 12 sections of a cupcake tin, which have a teaspoon of hot oil in the bottom, then pop it in the oven for 25 minutes - done! I know that this is cheating a little bit, but you end up with a lovely homemade (ish) product that is heaps better than the freezer bought ones.
Pancakes are a firm favourite with my children, and this mix makes it a quick and easy filling lunch or breakfast (especially if I'm out, and my husband is left to feed them!). Again, the mix comes out light and non lumpy if it is whisked properly and the possibilities are endless when it comes to fillings - chocolate spread and sugar and lemon remain a firm favourite in my household, but you could also fill them with savoury fillings for a more substantial meal. This mixture will make up to 5 pancakes, depending on how thick you like them.
The mix comes is a simple plastic packet with the classic Tesco Value blue and red writing. There is a picture of Yorkshire Puddings, and the nutritional information is clearly displayed on the front. It states that a Yorkshire pudding contains 44 calories, but I'm not sure if this includes the oil in which you cook it. The made up mixture contains 1.5g of fat per 100g, which I think is absolutely fine, and it is completely vegetarian.
I have even taken this mix camping for a quick meal because it is so easy to use! I really can't fault this product, when it is made up it's a perfect consistency and tastes fantastic, and to top it off, for 9p plus the price of an egg, it's an absolute bargain!
I've been on a mission for a few months now trying to save on my weekly shopping bill by adding a few Tesco Value products into my basket.
I've had some nice surprises & this Batter Mix was one of them & I'd recommend it to everyone who likes making Yorkshire Puds or pancakes the easy way.
The packet is different to the one shown in the photo - it still has the Value colurs & logo but looks more attractive as it has a picture of 3 golden brown Yorkshires & peas on the front.
Not only does the 128g pack make up delicious batter but it costs only 8p per pack (plus you only need to add 1 egg) - you can't buy much for 8p these days now can you?
The pack itself is made from thickish plastic & is heat-sealed top & bottom to keep the mix fresh & dry. All you need is a pair of scissors/strong teeth or a knife to open & there are full instructions on how to prepare the batter mix on the reverse.
I've made Yorkshire Puds - it makes about 6 medium ones, small pancakes - about 8 & have also used it as a batter mix for fish - 4 good size fillets. It's economical, easy to prepare & tastes really nice. I added a little black pepper to the batter when I prepared the fish (I believe Harry Ramsden's do this as well?)
The Value Batter Mix is suitable for vegetarians, contains milk & although it doesn't contain nutsit's not guaranteed as being nut-free.
All the nutritional values plus ingredients are listed on the reverse of the pack & are easy to read.
There's also a recipe provided for Yorkshires & pancakes plus storage advice & 'Our Promise' as well as a guideline for daily amounts of nutrition recommended for an average adult.
What more could you ask for?
- easy to prepare.
- lovely taste.
- the batter turns a lovely golden brown however you prepare it.
- recommended product to have it store - why pay more?
After reading a review on Dooyoo about Tesco's value batter mix I thought it would be a good idea to check out the product myself. The thing that first attracted me to the product was the incredibly low price - a mere 8p for 128g of the mixture which can make 6-8 yorkshire puddings / pancakes.
The packet was the familiar red white and blue packaging that characterises all of Tesco's value range. The ingredients contain wheat flour, dried skimmed milk and salt. There was also a warning on the packet that it may contain nuts.
saturates trace 0.7g
On reading the instructions for use all I needed to add were one egg and 250 ml of water.
The mixture just takes seconds to prepare. I used the mixture to make Yorkshire Puddings. I managed to make 6 decent sized ones from the mixture. I wondered how they would turn out... The proof would be in the pudding. I had no need to worry though. They were super. In fact, they turned out better than the ones I make from my own mixture.
The advantages of the product include the convenience of making pancakes or yorkshire puddings without having to weigh out all the ingredients and having all the associated washing up of scales etc. The mix can also be used for pancakes and toad in the hole.
I will definitely be purchasing and using this product again and I highly recommend that you give it a try even if you only buy it for use in emergencies.
I was walking around tesco's the other day and decided I wanted some pancakes that night and didn't want to have to mess about making the mixture myself. Now some may say this is lazy, pancakes aren't the hardest of things to make after all but I came accross this mixture on the shelves of my local store for just 8p!!!! Wow, I thought and promptly picked one up to see what needed to be done. All you need on top of this pack is 1 egg and 250 ml of water and a very strong arm to whisk it all up and get rid of those dreaded lumps! I promptly popped a bag in my trolly and thought i'd give it a go.
Some people may argue that you would have all the ingredients in your house and why waste your money on a pack even if it is only 8p especially if it only contains 'Wheat Flour, Dried Skimmed Milk, Salt?' But what if you are like me and don't keep baking ingredients in the house? You certainly can't buy those ingredients for 8p now could you?
I got home and after dinner thought we would have them for desert. The mixture took just a couple of minutes to make up using your egg and water and followed by a drop of fat, oil or butter hot in the pan, added a thin layer of mixture and a bit of tossing later had my pancakes.
There is absolutely no taste difference in my opinion between this pack and anything you can do with your own ingredients. The pancakes were fantastic!! My only critisism would be I only managed to get around 4 pancakes from the pack although these were big pancakes made in a 32cm pan but hey, if you need to buy two packs then 16p is still a bargain and it means you can get fatter in a tastier way!
Now here are those all important instructions from the packet itself on how to make these pancakes ....
1. In a jug or bowl beat together 1 egg (medium) and 250ml of cold water.
2. Empty sachet contents into another bowl and gradually add the egg and water
and whisk until smooth.
3. Heat a little oil in a small frying pan. Pour in enough batter to cover the
base and cook over a moderate heat until underside is golden brown. Turn
pancake over and cook to brown other side. Repeat until batter is used up.
So simple for such great reward!
Importantly, we must remember this is a batter mix and not just a pancake mix so you can also use it to make your sunday lunch necessity, The Yorkshire Pudding. This pack will allow you to make 12 of them and although I have not tried them myself I can only assume they will be as good as the pancakes I had! Here is the recipe .....
1. In a jug or bowl beat together 1 egg (medium) and 200ml of cold water.
2. Empty sachet contents into another bowl and gradually add the egg and water
and whisk until smooth.
3. Heat a little oil in 12 small tins.
Add batter and cook in a pre-heated oven 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6 for 20-30 minutes.
Now for your efforts you will be rewarded with a great taste but what about the nutritional information that us dieters require? Well here it is .....
Name Per Serving Per 100g
Energy 187kJ (44kcal) 835kJ (200kcal)
Protein 0.5g 2.3g
Carbohydrate 9.7g 43.3g
sugars 1.0g 4.4g
Fat 0.3g 1.5g
saturates trace 0.4g
Fibre 0.6g 2.5g
Sodium* 0.1g 0.5g
*Salt Equivalent 0.3g 1.1g
There is some allergy advice included on the pack. The product does containt Wheat, Gluten and Milk and although the product is made in nut free area of the factory the product cannot be guarentee'd nut free due to the fact other areas of the factory uses nuts.
All in all this is a great product from the Tesco value range at a price where if cannot be ignored. I highly recommend it especially with Shrove Tuesday on the way so get your packs in now before the shelves are cleared.
All you have to do now is decide what to put on them and whether you want sweet or savoury ..... Lifes chores hey