Bread selection is fundamental to a good sandwich and the choice of breads on offer these days can often be overwhelming. In an attempt to discover some of the finer slices, a variety of brands, grains and flours has been purchased over the last few months.
Firstly, no white bread was purchased and so; some may question the legitimacy of these findings. Although, lets be honest here, white bread serves only one good purpose – with bacon and tomato ketchup.
During the sandwich making survey the one bread that stood out in terms of flavour, appearance, smell, thickness and freshness was soya and linseed Burgen bread. Simple factors such as spreading were simple and it complemented a variety of fillings. In addition, it’s great toasting bread and requires a little longer than most breads surveyed.
Is there such a thing as a novelty sandwich? Of course this depends on the individual’s perception, but in recent times supermarket shelves have been home to sandwiches which some may consider ridiculous, innovative and/or tasty.
Sometimes no explanations are needed.
The paella sandwich. Thank you Tesco. Thank you Daily Mirror.
The lasange sandwich. Again, Tesco.
The candwich. “Can your hunger”
Cathedral Road is a place where you can find a fine selection of independant shops – butcher, wine merchant, deli, greengrocer and baker.
The Hot Pantry bakery is a tiny space with a counter crammed full of the usual homemade treats, as well as a wide selection of freshly made sandwiches.
Halloween season is upon us and they have decided to bake loaves of pumpkin bread which in turn have been used as the fundamental component in some of todays sandwiches.
Eager to try the pumkin bread I searched out my next victim like a recently freed Michael Myers. The only filling on offer (or only one left?) with the pumpkin bread was tuna and sweetcorn. Other sandwich clubers may well baulk at this choice, but I actually dont mind sweetcorn in a sandwich.
So on to the tasting. The bread is really good, a nice sweet and nutty taste with a generous helping of pumpkin and seaseme seeds. Filling is nothing spectacular but there is plenty of tuna and sweetcorn packed in without any of the usual bulking out with mayo.
Overall I was very pleased with this, more so given it only cost £1.65.
Total: 14 / 20