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Farmhouse Country Grain Loaf by Allinson's

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  • Egg Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

About the bake

This farmhouse country grain loaf is a delicious hearty recipe which is great served with lashings of butter, or sliced and used for sandwiches. 

35Total Time
230Prep Time
35Bake Time


  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

    • 500g Allinson's country grain bread flour
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 1 tsp Silver Spoon Caster Sugar
    • 1 sachet Allinson's Easy Bake yeast or Allinson's Time Saver Yeast
    • 2 tbsp Walnut oil
    • 300ml Tepid water


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

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