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Classic Cob Loaf recipe

Classic Cob Loaf Recipe

A delightfully delicious ancient bread recipe, this homemade cob loaf has a rich aroma and a dense, soft interior perfect for sandwiches or dipping in soup.





  • Step 1.

    Preheat your oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
  • Step 2.

    In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, and yeast together.
  • Step 3.

    Gradually add warm water to the mixture and stir until it begins to form a dough.
  • Step 4.

    Take the dough out and knead it on a lightly floured surface for about 10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Step 5.

    Cover the dough with a clean, damp tea towel and leave it to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
  • Step 6.

    Once risen, knock back the dough by gently kneading it again for 1-2 minutes.
  • Step 7.

    Shape the dough into a round loaf and place it onto a greased baking tray.
  • Step 8.

    Lightly slice the top of the dough in a cross pattern with a sharp knife. This is not only decorative but helps the bread to cook evenly.
  • Step 9.

    Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped underneath.
  • Step 10.

    Allow the loaf to cool on a wire rack, then serve and enjoy your classic cob loaf.


  1. 500 gPlain flour

  2. 2 tspTable salt

  3. 1 tspFast-action dried yeast

  4. 315 mlWarm water

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