Bread - Cob Loaf

Bread - Cob Loaf

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  • Prep Time


  • Total Time


  • Servings



  • 7

    g Dry Yeast

  • 2

    teaspoons Caster Sugar

  • 1

    cup Warm Water

  • 3

    cups Bread Flour

  • 1

    teaspoon Sea Salt

  • 1

    tablespoon Olive Oil

  • 1

    Egg, lightly beaten

  • extra bread flour, for dusting


Place yeast, sugar and warm water in a jug. Whisk with a fork until yeast has dissolved. Stand in a warm place for 10 minutes or until frothy. Sift flour into a large bowl. Stir in salt, yeast mixture and olive oil. Mix to form a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough for 10 to 15 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in a large, lightly greased bowl. Cover and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size. Using your fist, punch dough down. Knead until smooth. Grease a baking tray. Shape dough into a 15cm round loaf. Place on prepared tray. Cut a shallow criss-cross pattern in centre of dough. Cover with lightly greased plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm place for 30-40 mins or until dough has almost doubled in size. Meanwhile, preheat oven. Brush dough top with egg. Dust with extra flour. Bake for 35-40 minutes.


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