Cottage Loaf

Preparation info
  • Makes 1 large loaf, about 2 lb ; serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

By Annie Gray

Published 2019

  • About

The bread that is consumed on a daily basis in the Downton servants’ hall is significantly less refined than that provided for the family upstairs. The working classes consumed an enormous amount of bread in the early twentieth century, and it was, quite literally, the stuff of life. The local bakery would deliver to country houses like Downton on a daily basis: delicate rolls and enriched breads for upstairs and huge, comforting loaves for downstairs. This recipe is from Swift’s Bakery of