Wholemeal Cob Loaf

A traditional cob loaf. The perfect mopping up accompaniment for soups and meat and fish stews.  No fancy bread machines or machine mixers required, just good old muscle-building hand kneading.

A traditional cob loaf. The perfect mopping up accompaniment for soups and meat and fish stews. If you’ve never made your own bread before then don’t worry, this wholemeal cob loaf is an easy mixed by hand in one bowl bread. No fancy bread machines or machine mixers required, just good old muscle-building hand kneading.

If you’ve never made your own bread before then don’t worry, this wholemeal cob loaf is an easy mixed by hand in one bowl bread.

It was way back at the start of me writing Neil’s Healthy Meals that I published my first wholemeal bread recipe.

So it’s been a while and probably way overdue for a new one!

So this is the wholemeal cob loaf, I mentioned when I was making yesterday’s broccoli and stilton soup recipe.  It’s great for accompanying that.

But it was originally intended for tomorrow’s recipe, which is my take on the classic French moules mariniere recipe made with fresh Scottish west coast winter mussels.

Basically though this cob loaf is perfect for soups and stews of all kinds.

It’s a perfect basic bread recipe!

As I don’t use any artificial ingredients in my wholemeal cob loaf, nor in any of my bread making.

So the only way to keep this wholemeal cob loaf fresh is to freeze it as soon as you’ve sliced it and used what you need. Of course I’m just saying this is what I do, please feel free to add your own preservatives if you want to.

5 from 1 vote
A traditional cob loaf. The perfect mopping up accompaniment for soups and meat and fish stews. If you’ve never made your own bread before then don’t worry, this wholemeal cob loaf is an easy mixed by hand in one bowl bread. No fancy bread machines or machine mixers required, just good old muscle-building hand kneading.
Print
Wholemeal Cob Loaf
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
3 hr 30 mins
Total Time
4 hr
 
A traditional cob loaf. The perfect mopping up accompaniment for soups and meat and fish stews.
Course: Home Baking
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 174 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 300 g strong white flour plus some for dusting
  • 100 g rye flour
  • 100 g strong wholemeal flour
  • 10 g salt
  • 10 g instant easy bake yeast
  • 40 g unsalted butter softened
  • 300 ml lukewarm water
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl place all the flours, salt, yeast and butter together.
  2. Add half of the water and mix everything together well.
  3. Add the remaining half of the water and mix everything together to form a dough ball.
  4. Lightly dust a clean surface with some flour and knead the dough ball for about 3 – 4 minutes on this surface. Then place the dough ball back into the large mixing bowl and cover the bowl with cling film. Leave to rest for about 2 hours.
  5. After 2 hours, knead the dough a little, then shape the dough into a ball and place it onto a baking tray. Place the tray with the dough on it into a loose fitting bag and allow to rest and rise again for 1 hour.
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 220C Fan.
  7. Using a sharp knife carefully make some diagonal slashes across the top of the dough, dust with some flour and bake in the centre of the oven for about 30 minutes until dark brown and hollow sounding when tapped.
  8. Allow to cool on a wire rack for at least 45 minutes to 1 hour before cutting and serving.
Recipe Notes

Freeze any leftover slices on day of making. Makes approximately 12 slices.


Nutrition Facts
Wholemeal Cob Loaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%
Cholesterol 7.2mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 30.8g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%
Sugars 0.2g
Protein 5.4g 11%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

So, I hope to see you tomorrow for my super protein packed, low cost, Scottish moules mariniere recipe.

If you can get fresh mussels where you are, I highly recommend it. But vacuum packed ones are just as good too!

In order not to miss future updates and new recipes, make sure you’re subscribed to neilshealthymeals by adding your email* to the subscription list at the very top of this post or subscribe here. And you can follow me too via your favourite social media channels below.

*I do not use your email for anything else other than adding you to my blog subscription list which you can opt out of at any time.

Comments

  1. I wish I had enough space to feel like I could take on bread making. I just feel like I would end up being that person covered in flour. But then again, it would be totally worth it 😀
    Susie @ SuzLyfe recently posted…Easy Balsamic Bolognese Ravioli (Gluten Free, Vegan Modifications)My Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ah that would be funny, big clouds of flour going everywhere 🙂 but like you say it is all totally fun doing it!

  2. My daughter and I used to bake bread most weekends – but we have strain away from that recently – mostly because she is slightly sensitive to gluten – your loaf looks wonderful Neil!
    Shashi at RunninSrilankan recently posted…Beet & Bean DipMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’m really sorry that you’ve had to curtail your bread making, but fully understand why. It’s not nice when you’ve a gluten intolerance.

      I do intend to bring some GF bread baking recipes to the blog, they are on the list, which grows ever bigger, every day. 😉

  3. I totally need to try my hand at making some BREAD!
    GiGi Eats recently posted…Food Babe? More Like Food BitchMy Profile

  4. is there anyway to make this GF? gah… gluten envy! DROOLING
    lindsay recently posted…Christchurch, New Zealand. Behind the LensMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hey Lindsay, thanks 🙂

      I do intend to bring some GF bread baking recipes to the blog and I’ve made a note to look out for GF wholemeal flour next time I’m in my local health food store.

Speak Your Mind

*

CommentLuv badge