>Gina Rodriguez <firstname.lastname@example.org> asked in V 6 No 53:
>I was told that store bought mixes have never risen well. I am going to try
>all of the above and see if I start getting larger loaves! Does anyone know
>if it is true about the store bought mixes?
We bought the "Classic Hearth International Bread Mix Collection" at Costco.
All four 1-1/2 lb loaves rose perfectly in our Hitachi. The loaves are:
Mediterranean: Olive and Garlic
Provincal: Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil
Southwestern: Jalapeno Cheese
Hawaiian: Island Sweet Bread
We enjoyed all four. The mix is made by Continental Mills in Seattle.
More than a year ago we bought the "Krusteaz Gold Label Specialty Bread &
Roll Mix Variety Pack" by the same manufacturer. The breads in this kit
are more "conventional": Sour Dough, Honey Wheat Berry, Garden Herb,
Harvest Wheat, Home Style, and Cracked Wheat. These mixes made much smaller
loaves, as if intended for a 1-lb machine (the size was not specified).
Many did not rise very well. We bought a second carton of the Krusteaz
breads about a year ago, but three of the bags are still unused. I guess we
are not very enthusiastic about that one, but we definately plan on a repeat
purchase of International Collection the next time we see it at Costco....