“ Type: Breads/Cakes „
I started buying these baguettes as I have a bit of a baguette addiction. When on my maternity leave I didn't pass my usual sandwich shop so I was looking for a replacement. I spotted these in tescos for the grand sum of 39p for two which in my opinion is a bit of a bargain. I thought I'd give them as go as if they weren't good all I would have wasted was 39p.
I wasn't expecting much to be honest but I was pleasantly surprised. These baguettes come in air tight packaging with the familiar red and white writing that signal a tesco value brand. As the baguettes are airtight they have a very good shelf life of around 6 weeks. Although they have never lasted me that long. They can also be frozen.
The baguettes take just 9 minutes to cook and fill my flat with a lovely fresh baked bread smell. They are nice and crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. It was instant love between me and these baguettes I personally believe the quality and price cannot be beaten. A year on I'm still picking up a couple of packets with my weekly shop. A definite and well deserved 5 stars from me!
I buy these part bake Baguettes all the time the main reason I started buying them is because I have an incredibly small freezer so keeping a loaf in the freezer is not an option for me. The packaging is airtight and this product usually has a goods shelf life of six weeks to eight weeks, so as long as you keep them in a dark cupboard you can pull them out when you are down to the crust on your loaf.
The cooking instructions are idiot proof, the rolls are golden brown in ten minutes and there is also the added bonus of the smell of freshly baked bread. They are very good value for money and are an excellent product to try, particularly if you are trying to economise, They are an great candidate for downshifting.
The only criticism of this product would be although they taste good and are crusty they can sometime be a little hollow inside, especially if you butter them whilst hot.
In conclusion, This is a good value product and I do not think you would get much better quality if you paid for a more expensive brand.
Tesco Value 2 Pack Baguettes
Description: Breads / Traditional part-baked baguettes made with French wheat flour.
I have said it before (once or twice.....or perhaps a little more often!) and I will say it again. These supermarkets no frills brands are quite simply an excellent idea. They package their goods in cheap and functional packaging, which saves the consumer money. The wrappers get thrown away anyway, so in my opinion, there really is no point in paying extra for them.
I used to be a little bit of a snob with regards to these ranges, believing that because the packaging was cheap and nasty looking, the actual product would be too. In actual fact, this really isn't the case and I have been surprised by how good some of these goods are.
One of my favourite food groups has to be bread. And if it is hot and crispy and just out of the oven, even better. On that basis, I often buy part baked baguettes which just need popping into the oven for a few minutes before being ready to serve.
This pack of 2 baguettes comes (as with all goods in the Tesco Value range) in plain white and blue wrappings with red writing. The front of the pack is see through so you can see the breads inside.
The pack of 2 cost me just £0.39 which is a lot cheaper than competing brands.
Check the pack for exact cooking instructions but these take around 10 minutes in a pre-heated oven, during which time, you can smell that distinctive "baking bread" scent which makes your mouth water.
Once these are ready, you will find that they are crispy on the outside and then light and fluffy on the inside. They have a lovely fresh taste and a good crispy and then chewy texture. They are perfect with soups, meals or even just on their own with a decent spreading of butter.
If you like fresh bread, then these are a great way of having it whenever you feel like it. You can freeze these baguettes which is great if you only eat one at a time and means that you can always have one in the freezer as a stand by.
These are delicious and also a fantastic price so I highly recommend that you try them, don't pay extra, spend the money on something more exciting and surprise yourself by just how good these are!
Our family consists of two adults and two teenagers, but most of the time we have at least one other teenager staying with us because we host foreign language students who are staying in the UK while they study here.
That means, we go through an extraordinary amount of bread as all five of us take packed lunches to school/work, some have toast for breakfast, and then of course there is that "post school snack" that teenagers find themselves making prior to dashing out and about again.
I try and do just one big weekly shop, to avoid the temptation of spending more during the week, so I have been buying several loaves of bread and putting them in the freezer. This, however, takes up a lot of freezer space, and sometimes I still run out of bread.
Back up is therefore required, and I have found this in the guise of Tesco Value part baked baguettes.
These cost just 39p for a pack of two "demi baguettes" which, considering how much the cost of bread has soared over the last year or so, I think is excellent value. They come in a hermetically sealed plastic bag and have an incredibly long "use by" date, so you can throw a few packets in your cupboard and it doesn't matter if they are used this week, or not until several weeks down the line.
They can also be frozen, but should be defrosted for a couple of hours before cooking, so this is not such a "quick fix" option if you suddenly find you need to make sandwiches but don't have any bread.....
Cooking these little beauties is simple - just take it out of the packet, and pop it on a shelf in a preheated oven at 220 degrees centigrade or gas mark 7 for 10-12 minutes.
Within just a couple of minutes, you will have that wonderful waft of freshly baked bread coming through your home and by the time your 10 minutes or so is up, you will have freshly baked French bread just crying out for butter to be smothered all over it!
Cooking times do vary according to individual ovens, and also to how well cooked you like your bread. I would prefer mine to be slightly under-done rather than very brown, but that is just personal preference. You will soon get to know just how long you need to bake yours for to make them perfect for you.
The packet does actually advise that you sprinkle a little water on each baguette before you bake it, and that you put them on a baking tray - I do neither.....I just bung 'em on the shelf as they are, and have no adverse results to mention as a result!
When you take your baguettes out of the oven, be careful - they will be very hot! Tempting though it is to just rip them open and start guzzling down delicious "just baked" French bread, you will likely burn yourself in the process! Give it just a couple of minutes before you tuck in, and you will avoid the blisters!
So, there we have it - emergency bread that happens to taste delicious too! One baguette makes a substantial lunch and is nice as a change for every day packed lunches, or perfect if you are going on a picnic and want something a bit different to white medium sliced.
Because it is French bread, it is also wonderful as a weekend "simple" lunch of bread and pate. Tear off chunks of your still-warm baguette, and devour with butter, pate or cheese of your choice, and a glass of wine, or two.....tres bien!
Suitable for vegetarians, each baguette contains 330 calories and 0.4g of saturated fat. It may sound a lot of calories but this is going to give you a substantially satisfying lunch!
I will keep buying these - they may say "value" on the packet, but they certainly don't taste "cheap".
I find baguettes a rather convenient alternative to bread for lunch or any other occasion. Because they are simple to prepare and can be enjoyed with a wide range of different types of filling or topping. It is also very convenient because you are able to cut or trim it to the exact size you want.
I first noticed the Tesco Value 2 Pack Baguettes when I was shopping for ingredients for a Sunday lunch. I was going to go for my typical selection of food which go rather boring after a while. Therefore I wanted to try something different, which was economical at the same time.
This was when I came across the Baguettes which seemed like a simple and tasty snack which did not require much preparation and effort just by looking at its packaging. It was the usual Tesco Value packaging with a white background, a simple graphic illustration of the product and the blue and red colour theme.
I knew that is was not really that hard and challenging to make your own baguettes, however I definitely preferred the thought of just warming them up without any extra hassle.
Upon opening the packaging, I was delighted by the fresh aroma which really gave me a good appetite. I then placed them into a preheated oven for 10 minutes, and left it to cool down.
The colour of the bread was quite nice and its texture made it look delicious. The taste itself was quite fulfilling, it was slightly salty to give it a nice taste, yet it was not too salty.
One of the issues with this is that it does get rather chewy when it gets cold and this is slightly annoying.
Overall, you can get the baguettes for less than 50 pence which is quite a reasonable price considering its overall quality.
A fantastic example of one of Tesco value products being every bit as good as a leading premium brand. Baguettes with a good solid flavour and amazing texture everytime.
These are a staple in our house, they have a long shelf life and store well in a cool dark place for around a month, alternativly they can be popped in the freezer and cooked from frozen or defrosted (normally defrosts in around 2 hours). Do keep an eye on the Best Before date though as if not frozen they do tend to turn a bit mouldy very quickly after they've "gone out of date". This must be due to the lower amount of preservatives used in the value ranges, a good thing in my opinion.
A good solid baguette when uncooked allowes for easy, pre-cooking slicing. This is ideal if you want to slice in half, spread with some home made garlic butter and topped with cheese before baking for 5/6 mins, the result is a crispy crust with a soft, gooey, garlicky middle, a lovely addition to a spag bol.
Cooking in the normal way results in a fantastic crust with soft, fluffy bread inside. Can be bulk cooked to save energy and then when cold, wrapped in foil with a sprinkle of water and reheated to full crispyness in the bottom of a warm oven for a few minutes when required.
So whether it's a filled baguette for lunch or a pizza base for a quick snack you really can't go wrong with these ideally sized and priced part baked baguettes.
I like bread products, and when I saw this as part of the Tesco Value range I thought it was worth a try. At 38p for 2 part baked baguettes, it wasn't a waste f money If I didn't end up liking it - i'm sure the birds would have been happy for it!
So how do you cook these? Well since they are part baked, then they need to be put into an oven to cook properly. They only take 10 minutes at most to cook all the way through, and you can keep an eye on them and cook them lighter or darker depending on how you like your bread.
The packaging is just a sealed vacume packed bag, which when you cut it open, it lets all the air out. Although there have a good date on them, once the bag isn't sealed anymore and the air gets in, I would say you would have to use the baguettes up in approx 4 days. I've had a baguette go all green mould on it, but that's before I realised the best before date didn't matter a damn after they were opened! I don't like the smell when the bag is opened. It is an odd, airless, scent which smells a bit yeast-y.
The bread comes out the oven crisp on the outside and warm and fluffy on the inside. I would say i've had fatter part Baked Baguettes, but they were about 3 times the price, so these aren't bad for the money. I would say each Baguette slices into 10 thick slices, and you can spead them with butter, use in a sandwich, or dip into bread, which is what I like to do.
Each Baguette has 330 calories and 1.8g of fat, so not that bad for you when all sliced up and shared around.
A great bargain buy, which lasts for ages, and can also be frozen.
As I write this I am in the process of eating a very tasty baguette for my tea.
Guess what? It's Tesco Value again! This time it's one of a pack of 2 Tesco Value Part Baked Baguettes costing 39p for the pack.
The baguettes are to be found in the same aisle as the ordinary bread and are in a transparent thick plastic packet. The red and blue Tesco Value logo is on the top left hand corner of the packet, the nutritional information expressed as a percentage of RDA (recommended daily allowance) is along the bottom and the detailed information including cooking, freezing and defrosting is down the right hand side.
The logos on the front tell us that this bread is suitable for vegetarians, it is suitable for home freezing and it contains no artificial colours or preservatives.
When you buy the bread it has been part baked and looks like an ordinary baguette but it is very pale in colour and I'm guessing it would be horrendous to eat as it is!
To cook the bread you just need to remove it from the packaging (which can then be recycled) and put on a baking tray in an oven pre heated to 220°C, 425°F or Gas Mark 7 for 10 minutes. For fan assisted ovens the times and temperatures may need to be adjusted. Once the packaging is open the bread must be cooked straight away or it will deteriorate.
If you want to freeze the bread you must do so on the day of purchase and then defrost it thoroughly for a minimum of two hours in a refrigerator when you decide to use it.
This evening hubby put these in the oven to cook as we didn't have any fresh bread in the cupboard. The smell as they cooked was lovely, just like fresh bread cooking so that was a good start!
When the baguettes came out of the oven they looked great. They were a lovely golden brown colour and looked as though the crust was going to be very crispy.
Next came the taste test and for this I cut one of the baguettes in half, spread it with Flora Buttery and some Tesco Value Soft Cheese. I bit through the crunchy crust into the soft fluffy bread within which was complemented by the cheese and it tasted great! Another Tesco Value triumph!
The whole baguette contained 330 calories which is a bit high if you are trying to loose weight but at the moment I am concentrating on reducing my sugar rather than necessarily cutting down on calories so I enjoyed this very much!
The nutritional values per 100g are as follows:
Of which sugars 3.1g
Of which saturates 0.3g
So now these baguettes will be a constant store cupboard (or freezer) standby. They are a great fix if you have run out of bread or just to have as a treat when you fancy some 'freshly baked' bread. At 39p for two how can you go wrong?
I have been buying these Tesco Value Part Baked Baguettes for a few months now, after I spotted them in Tesco's whilst shopping. They cost 50p for two baguettes then, but have now been reduced to 39p, which is even better value, as they keep for a while and can also be frozen, which is what I have done with them. The packaging information recommends freezing them on the day of purchase, and defrosting for a minimum of two hours in the refrigerator.
My husband and I enjoy making homemade soups, and often use these baguettes to make garlic and herb bread to accompany the soup. This makes enough for two large portions or four smaller ones. It's also lovely with a homemade lasagne and mixed salad.
The baguettes need to be lightly dampened with a little water, then placed on a baking tray and baked in a pre-heated oven at 220c/425f/Gas mark 7 for 10-12 minutes. They always turn out well, and are crispy on the outside and soft inside. The taste is very good too, and they are as good as more expensive ones. When making the garlic and herb bread, I wrap the baguette in some foil or greaseproof paper before putting it in the oven, then unwrap it for the last few minutes, to alow it to crisp up on the outside.
Each baguette contains 330 calories, 67.1g of carbohydrates (of which 4.2g sugars). They are very low in fat though, at only 1.8g, and there is 3.4g of fibre in each one.
I will be stocking up my freezer with some more of these baguettes, as they taste really good and are fantastic value. They are also great to have in case you run out of bread or want some freshly baked bread, but don't wish to bake it yourself.
I wasn't expecting much when I picked up this twin pack of Tesco Value Part Baked Baguettes but when I saw they were only 39p I decided to make them my latest Tesco Value experiment.
I can honestly say these are one of the gems of the range. You simply brush these baguettes with a little cold water and bake in a pre-heated oven for 10 minutes. By then they will have cooked through and turned a golden brown, but if you like your crust darker just cook them for a further two minutes.
Slicing through the crispy crust you'll come to fluffy white bread that is beautifully soft and stodgy as all warm bread should be. Spread this with a good quality salted butter and you're really in for a treat.
It tastes like even the most expensive part baked baguettes I've tried. It is reminiscent of fresh bread, and certainly has the smell of it, but it's not exactly fresh bread. However, these baguettes are delicious in their own right and are absolutely delicious.
Just last night I ate one filled with a sliced chicken breast, stuffing and a thick meaty gravy and it was absolutely wonderful, better than any hot baguette you can buy in a café. The baguette held it's shape well and the ends didn't start going hard in the time it took me to assemble the filling, part baked baguettes are notorious for going hard in record time after coming out of the oven but these Value ones are excellent in that respect.
I have also cut one into slices after cooking and lightly toasted the slices to float on top of French Onion soup and they were beautiful. The fluffy bread soaked up some of the soup and this made for a more filling and interesting meal than soup alone.
Each baguette contains 330 calories and 1.8g of fat so try to stop at one, or be just like me and eat one then put the other one straight into the oven because you enjoyed the first so much!
I cannot get enough of these baguettes at the minute! I love freshly baked bread and although these aren't as good as the real thing they definetly taste fresher than normal bread.
At 39p for the two baguettes I really think these are an absolute bargain! I have tried other more expensive part baked bread goods before and I really cannot tell the difference between the more expensive and this cheaper version.
The best before date on the baguettes is usually quite long, however, you can freeze them if you want but have to defrost for 2 hours in the fridge if you do decide to do this. Mine aren't normally around long enough to need freezing!!
The only packaging is a plastic wrapper so there is not a lot of rubbish to throw away.
To bake the baguettes you just simply dampen them with a little water and place on a baking tray in a pre-heated oven at 220oC for 10-12 mins. Once you have opened the pack you do have to heat them both up straight away.
Each baguette contains 330 calories, 4.2g sugar, 1.8g fat (0.4g saturated) and 2g salt.
If you like fresh bread but don't want to have to make it yourself, give these a try!
I often buy baguettes and for a while I was paying over a £1 for 2 , I spotted the Tesco Value 2 pack baguettes a couple of months ago they cost 50p and as I am trying to keep my shopping bill down I thought I would give them a try.
They come in a plastic pack which you can either freeze them or leave them in a fridge. If you freeze the baguettes you need to defrost them thoroughly for a minimum of 2 hours in a fridge though they do seem to need a lot longer to defrost so I tend to leave them in the fridge overnight so that they are ready to use for lunch the following day.
You need to cook the baguettes for 10 minutes on gas mark 7, the smell is so nice! I like my baguettes to be crispy so I give them a little bit longer to cook , I then wait for them to cool down cut them open and inside you will find a yummy fluffly texture which is perfectly cooked. I then fill it up with salad and chicken.
Each baguette has 330 calories and 1.8g of fat so I tend to only have half of a roll which usually fills me up , though sometimes I can`t resist and will have a full one.
I have noticed over the last few weeks that the price of the Tesco value baguettes have been going down in price which is good news for everyone trying to save money on their shopping bill! At the moment the Tesco Value 2 pack baguettes cost £0.39 which is very great value.
There's something so comforting about the smell of freshly baked bread. I love walking into Tesco and smelling the sweet warm dough, mmm. A freshly baked Tesco 'French' loaf style baguette is around 60p and a bit more if you go for their Finest range. The problem I find is that when they're in the store I don't actually want or need one, but then when I go there especially for one they never have any. Typical.
Tesco's own brand baguettes are part baked which means you can take them home and pop them in the over whenever you feel like one. The best before date is usually quite good so you have a good few weeks to use them up. A packet of two comes in plastic packaging and costs 39p. They're a decent length too, so they're a good buy even though they're not quite as thick as the usual precooked baguettes.
Each baguette contains 330 calories and 1.3g fat. I find that half a baguette is enough for a decent subway-style sandwhich so when I buy these I can get 3/4 servings from the 39p.
To cook these need to go in the oven at 220°C for around 10 minutes. They should go on a baking tray, but I usually line this with a bit of tinfoil. Before they go in the oven you'll need to dampen the surfaces of the bread with water, not too much, but enough to allow sufficient cooking and reduce the stick-factor. By that, I mean these do have a tendancy to stick to the tray/tin foil. Maybe it's just the way I cook them. But as long as you don't leave half the bread behind on your tray, you'll end up with beautifully warm and delicious smelling french bread.
I thought that because these are part-baked and because they're Tesco's own brand that they'd never be as good as the freshly baked ones from the bakery. I was pleasantly surprised. They're fairly crisp on the outside without being hard, and nice and soft on the inside. Compared to the usually baguettes ready cooked in the Tesco bakery, they're a lot softer, especially on the outside, which I think is a good thing. They've got a great taste and soft texture which isn't too doughy or dry. I must admit that I'm a little weird and love eating this bread dry on its own with a cuppa tea because it's so yummy. I'd definitely recommend this.
Traditional part-baked baguettes made with French wheat flour.