Reviewed by Louise Edwards
Are you looking for a last minute Father’s Day gift for a foodie? Then why not check out the Roberts Bakery Father’s Day gift box?
With everyone having much more time to spend in the kitchen in lockdown, and when you can’t get to his favourite restaurant, this is an amazingly memorable idea.
If it is ordered by 3pm the day before it will be delivered first thing the next day by DPS – so perfect if you are still looking for the ideal present to show you care!?
The box arrives with a big Happy Father’s Day sticker on it so there is no denying the recipient.
Inside there is a 1 kg bag of premium bread mix that will make one rustic white loaf, six small white rolls and two pizza bases or any combination you desire so there is plenty to go around for all the family!
There is a recipe leaflet included and instructions of how to make up the mix. All you need in addition is oil or softened butter and water.
First things first wash your hands and get the oven fired up. In a large bowl mix the bread mix with butter or oil.
You can then add water until dough was formed.
If your dad is a bit of a beer drinker then you can alternatively add their favourite beer here, which would be especially nice if you are making the dough into pizzas!
Then is the fun part –kneading! The kids loved this and luckily bread dough needs a lot of kneading for around ten minutes until the dough feels smooth and elastic.
After this, lightly grease your bowl with oil and put the dough back in, cover with a clean damp tea towel and leave in a warm dry place for one hour to prove.
Once the dough has risen you just tip out onto a floured surface and knead for another three minutes then shape the dough into rolls or a loaf.
Alternatively you can make four balls into large flat circles and place onto trays. Add your favourite pizza toppings – tomato, mozzarella, ham, peppers, mushrooms (or even try a dessert pizza with chocolate sauce and marshmallows!) and bake in the oven. Is your mouth watering yet!?
If the sun is shining and you have a pizza oven why not put dad in charge of the cooking and bake your yummy pizzas to enjoy in there!?
If making rolls or a loaf place on a greased or lined baking tray and leave to prove for another 35-40 minutes when the dough should have doubled in size (if not leave it for longer!).
Included in the pack is a football stencil for you to cut out and then use this to flour the top of each roll to get a football appearance on each. Great for a footie loving dad who has been deprived of his favourite sport for so long!
Then pop the tray into the oven and when cooled enjoy a classic bacon butty or use it to mop up a full English with baked beans, sausage and egg!
There really is no taste or smell that can rival freshly baked bread and your dad will be chuffed to bits with this thoughtful and surprising gift.
RRP: £8.50 but 25% off with FDAY25 code
This product can be purchased from Roberts here