Traditional Cottage Loaf - Old Fashioned Rustic English Bread
135 mins (prep 90, cooking 45)
8 ingredients
1 servings
Just the shape of this traditional loaf of bread is reminiscent of ploughman's lunches and warm cottage kitchens! A delightfully shaped loaf of bread, which represents all that is rustic and rural in Britain, but especially England. This bread keeps well and makes lovely, if odd shaped sandwiches! Cut the loaf into wedges and serve with freshly churned butter and a hunk of mature Cheddar cheese, maybe with a pickled onion or two. Quintessential British bread at its best. This reminds me of baking days in my grandmothers’ old cottage, sitting in her warm and cosy kitchen; she would have baked this in her wood burning Aga stove, as I sometimes do in the winter when my Godin wood burning stove is working. I often leave the first batch of dough to prove and rise overnight - leave it in a cool but NOT cold place, and then continue shaping and proving it next morning. We used to call this wooden spoon bread when we were little, as you push a wooden spoon down through the two loaves to stick them together before baking! Preparation time includes the proving of the dough - but NOT the overnight method!

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Serving Size (1353.79 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 4341.55 Calories from Fat 445.32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49.48g 76.13%
Saturated Fat 17.91g 89.53%
Trans Fat 0.14g %
Cholesterol 224.84mg 74.95%
Sodium 8829.97mg 367.92%
Total Carbohydrate 773.7g 257.9%
Dietary Fiber 67.12 g 268.47%
Sugars 191.57 g %
Protein 223.91g 447.81%
Vitamin A 620.13IU% Vitamin C 18.53mg%
Calcium 5325.17mg% Iron 37.03mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients: