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Farmhouse Country Grain Loaf

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125 Reviews

Total Time
3h 5m
Prep Time
2h 30m
Bake Time
Serves 8
Serves 8

How to make farmhouse bread

Our farmhouse bread recipe makes one delicious loaf and serves around 8 people. If you're looking to make several loaves, just multiply the ingredients by two.

We made our delicious farmhouse bread using Allinson's country grain bread flour. If you're a fan of this farmhouse bread recipe, you should baking our white bread rolls.

What is a farmhouse loaf?

A farmhouse load is a traditional type of bread that's baked in a tin. This gives the loaf a unique curved sides and top.

How should I eat a farmhouse loaf?

This farmhouse loaf is a warming and hearty recipe. It's great toasted or served fresh with lashings of butter or raspberry jam. It also makes delicious, soft bread for sandwiches.

How is a farmhouse loaf different to normal bread?

A farmhouse loaf is rustic and traditionally made. This results in denser bread than plain white bread, with tasty chewy crusts.

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  1. Step 1

    Place the flour into a large bowl and add the salt and sugar. Add the yeast and stir gently until well combined. Mix the water and oil together.

  2. Step 2

    Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and add the oil and water.  Mix together until a soft dough starts to form. This will take a couple of minutes. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface.  Knead until smooth and elastic, this can take up to 10 minutes. This could also be done using a dough hook of your free-standing mixer.

  3. Step 3

    Lightly grease a clean mixing bowl with little oil. Place the dough into the bowl, cover the bowl with oiled cling film or clean tea towel and leave to rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.  

  4. Step 4

    Knock back the dough by gently kneading just 5 times to get the air out. Mould into a smooth oval and lift into a lightly oiled 900g (23 x 13cm) loaf tin.

  5. Step 5

    Cover the dough with oiled cling film or a damp tea cloth and leave to rise again in a warm place for about 45 minutes - 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.

  6. Step 6

    Preheat the oven to 200°C,  fan 180°C, gas mark 6.

  7. Step 7

    Sprinkle the dough with a little flour to create a crisp, rustic coating on top of the bread. Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until the bread is risen and golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped underneath.

  8. Step 8

    Turn the bread out onto a wire rack as soon as possible to avoid a soggy crust on the bottom.


  • For the Loaf

    • 500gAllinson's country grain bread flour 
    • 1 tspSalt 
    • 1 tspSilver Spoon Caster Sugar 
    • 1 sachetAllinson's Easy Bake yeast or Allinson's Time Saver Yeast 
    • 2 tbspWalnut oil 
    • 300mlTepid water 


  • Mixing bowl
  • 900g loaf tin (23x13cm)

Nutritional information per 94g serving

  • Energy 250cal
  • Fat 3.9g
  • of which Saturates 0.4g
  • Carbohydrates 39g
  • of which Sugars 1.7g
  • Protein 7.8g
  • Salt 0.64g

125 Baker Ratings

This was my first time making a loaf of bread in a long time. It turned out beautifully and had a light texture. A really nice alternative to white bread without being too brown!

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