Cottage loaf

Preparation info
  • For


    large loaf
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The history of British Baking, savoury and sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

  • About

The most widespread form of bread today is the Bloomer and the Tin loaf. Both can be made from the same dough, but the Tin loaf is made in a loaf tin. Another older form of bread is the Cottage loaf. This bread is made by stacking two balls of dough, one on top of the other, and perforating the top one, which is smaller, with a stick the width of a thumb to attach it to the larger ball below. According to historians, it’s possible that this form became pop