Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Cottage Loaf Part II

For years I have been trying to bake a beautiful cottage loaf.  I bake bread all the time so making the dough is not a problem.  I just can't seem to get the loaf to look right.  This doesn't stop me trying.  In a triumph of hope over experience, I gave it another go this afternoon.  This was the result....


It's still not 'knobby' enough but it's my best go yet.  It's that little bun part at the top that causes me grief.


I either get it too big or too small, too flat or too round.  Sometimes it stays put on top of the loaf.  Other times it wanders off to one side or the other.   Today the knobbly bit seemed to be fairly well behaved and stayed attached.


Then you have to face the terror of slashing.   One wrong move and you can deflate all that fluffy dough.  It's too scary!   Anyway, I decided to be brave and just go for it.  And you know what....


It didn't come out half bad!  OK, it's not picture perfect but at least it doesn't look like the Leaning Tower of Bread.   Fancy having a go?  CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE  Don't worry if you have problems with the knobbly bits.  You can do as I do and eat the evidence! 

6 comments:

  1. I think it looks beautiful!! Well done friend! This is a masterpiece in my eyes!!! Nicole xo

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  2. It looks so good - it reminds me of illustrations in a children's book I used to have that was set in a farm, and there were always loaves like that.

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    1. That was the nicest thing you could have said! : Dx That is exactly how I wanted it to look.

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  3. I think your loaf looks stunning. I think you should feel very proud!

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    1. Thank you! Only one problem, it doesn't fit in the toaster! : D

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