Cob Loaf (Homemade Bread) 
4 hr
82 (slice)
4 - 12
Bit Tricky
Ingredients : 
  • 500 g Strong Bread Flour
  • 7 g Sachet of Yeast
  • 1 -2 teaspoons of salt
  • 30 ml of Olive Oil
  • 300 ml lukewarm Water

'What is better than the smell of fresh baked bread , warm and delicious just out of the oven...? ' 


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Method : 
  • Add the Flour , Salt and Dry Yeast into a large mixing bowl.
  • Using a fork , mix the dry ingredients together. 
  • Make a Well in the Centre of the Flour and add the Oil and the Water.
  • Continue mixing with a fork until the water has been absorbed.
  • Turn the bowl out onto a floured surface, then knead the dough until it is soft and smooth. This should take around 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Put the ball of dough into a lightly oiled bowl , cover with a cloth and leave to prove in a warm area for 1 -2 hours, until the dough has doubled in size.
  • When the dough has proven turn it out onto a floured surface and knock it back.
  • Form the dough into a round ball shape then place the dough onto a sheet of greased baking parchment on an oven try.
  • Cover the dough and leave to prove for another hour in a warm place.
  • Once the bread has risen and the cross has split the centre of the bread dough you can cook it in the oven at 200 c for 25 - 30 minutes.
  • Using a very sharp knife, cut a cross through the centre of the dough about 2.5 - 5 cm deep (Inch and a half)
  • You can dust the top with flour if you like before baking.
You want the bread to be golden brown and sound light and hollow when you tap the bottom... '
Leave to cool on a wire rack before slicing..... '

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