The bread mix comes in a handy "just add water" milk carton kind of box. The instructions are a little brief to say the least.
- Shake to loosen
- Add some water (I really can't remember how much - you just pour it into the box)
- Shake for 45 seconds (holding the top really tight)
- Put into a "small" tin and leave to rise for a bit.
- Bake for an hour.
Hmm, kind of like sawdust with a few seeds in.
But I persevered - I'm used to stuff from Ikea looking a little unlikely when you get it home.
I followed the first three instructions when I noticed that I now had a kind of solid mass at the bottom and some wet sawdust looking stuff at the top. Guess I didn't follow step 1 closely enough...
So...into a bowl and a good stir with a wooden spoon then to figure out what they meant by a "small" tin. It seems they meant a 2 lb loaf tin.
And then it rose....and then I baked it. And......you know what? It's not too bad at all.
It tastes pretty much like a really fresh commercial rye loaf. My "testing team" thought that I'd just nipped to the shops and bought one. Which I guess is the effect you want from Ikea - any day where you end up with something that looks like the picture and no bits left on the floor is a good day.
If I was giving scores I'd give it an 9/10 for ease of making and maybe a 7/10 for taste. Texture is nice and a few days later and there's surprisingly little left.