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RE: The Swan

 by mikejee , Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:40 pm

I would think that moist weather would increase the speed that mould growth takes hold. I haven't myself noticed any particular increase. I do think that some bread (Morrisons particularly ) seems to go stale quicker lately. This might be because of the high failure rate of the wheat crop in this country this year. If you want bread not to go stale quickly then a strong flour (means high in gluten I gather) should make up a high proportion of the flour in the loaf. This is more expensive. Once hard flour mainly came from abroad, but in recent years they have found varieties that have flourished here, and a lot of the hard fraction up to this year was home-grown. They might be trying to cut back any increase in price of the loaf by using less hard flour, which would make it go stale quicker. i am also very suspicious of government efforts to produce "healthier " products. A reduction in fat or change of type of fat to try and make it more "healthy" might have affected staling, though this is a just a guess, as I have no direct knowledge of likely effects- just a suspicion of artificial changes brought on. I do know that Mr Kiplings pastry on their bakewell tarts became crumbly and nasty after they replaced the fat they were using with a palm oil. They have slightly improved since then, but now I would be unlikely to buy them ever, whereas i used to like them.


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