Wholemeal Cottage Loaf

This wholesome cottage loaf is not only delicious on its own but its versatility means its goes with a range of toppings.

Preparation &
Cooking Time

Prep Time
Cooking Time
Total Time 40 minutes
Serves 8

Nutritional Info (per portion)

Energy 242 kcal
Protein 10g
Fat 2g
of which saturates 0.3g
Carbohydrate 49g
of which sugars 2g
Fibre 7g
Salt 0.3g
  • Wholemeal Cottage Loaf


  • 600g strong wholemeal bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 7g sachet dried yeast
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp jumbo porridge oats

Toppings 1

How to make it

  1. Mix the flour, salt and yeast in a bowl
  2. Stir in 400ml tepid water to form a dough
  3. Knead on a floured surface for 10 minutes until smooth
  4. Remove a quarter of the dough and roll into a ball
  5. Roll the large piece of dough into a ball and place on a greased baking tray, top this will the smaller ball
  6. Brush with a little milk and sprinkle over the oats
  7. Allow to prove for 30-40 minutes until double in size
  8. Preheat the oven to 200C, gas mark 6
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden and hollow when the base is tapped

Divide the dough into 8 to make individual rolls and reduce the cooking time to 20-25 minutes until golden.