The Humble (yet ever so tricky!) Cottage Loaf

The Humble (yet ever so tricky!) Cottage Loaf

So. We ALL saw the cottage loaf on the Great British Bake of this year, and it was less than a success, but it is much trickier to make a good one than you might think!

The cottage loaf is all about building structure into the dough and creating the right amount of tension. Sure, my cob loaf recipe that many of you have tried has to have tension built across the top to keep a good shape, but you can get away with it being a little uneven. The majestic cottage on the other hand, has got to be BANG ON