“ Brand: Goldenfry / Type: Baking Aids „
Goldenfry Foods Ltd are a relatively small company based in Wetherby, West Yorkshire. They concentrate on manufacturing quality condiments and sauces. Goldenfry produce both natural breadcrumbs and Golden breadcrumbs, the difference is as the names suggest and although I have used the rich Golden breadcrumbs I much prefer the natural type. I suppose that many would think it is the easy way out to just buy a tub of breadcrumbs but by the time you have heated the oven and then dried out the bread and put the dried bread into the electric blender to `crumb` then it seems far simpler just to pick up a container of breadcrumbs from the supermarket shelves. But I have noticed that although some Goldenfry products are easy to locate the breadcrumbs sometimes entail a bit of finding. My local independent butcher stocks them, so I often just pick some up when I buy my meat. Goldenfry have packaged these natural breadcrumbs in a tall `aqua greeny` coloured cardboard container that has a top that can be turned around to allow for different types of flow. The Goldenfry logo is placed toward the top of the tub and then they have shown an example of how Goldenfry crumbs can enhance your food by placing some crumb coated chicken drumsticks on a plate alongside some vegetables. Sometimes if the mood takes me I will make a couple of Scotch Eggs for supper and these crumbs are ideal for the outer coating. Take the peeled hardboiled egg and swathe it in fresh sausage meat, set a piece of greaseproof paper onto the table and cover a small area with a liberal sprinkling of Goldenfry Breadcrumbs. Beat an egg in a bowl, take the pastry brush and coat the outside of the raw sausage meat with the beaten egg mixture, then finally roll the egg around in the breadcrumbs until they are thickly coated. Instead of having a sticky mess to clear away all you need to do is to remove the greaseproof paper from the table and throw it away. As you deep fry the crumb covering the Scotch eggs gather a crunchy coating. The coating tastes savoury but of nothing in particular, suffice to say that it is seasoned. When it is fried the crumb coating develops a good pale golden colour and the crumbs stay crisp for a considerable time after frying. I have bought the golden crumbs and they are excellent for coating fish, especially plaice. But I have to confess that the natural crumbs hold much more appeal from my point of view. The very `golden` appearance can come over as being a little synthetic looking. I recently tried a packet of Goldenfry dumpling mix and that was superb, the dumplings were light and fluffy and one small packet provided six good size dumplings. Goldenfry crumbs are something to keep in the larder or the store cupboard, a 227 g tub costs just over £1, so they represent good value. They will last for a long time provided the tub remains firmly sealed and they are quick and easy to use.