Friday, 15 February 2013


This is the perfect loaf to eat with some lovely strong cheese, a few pickles, olives or whatever else may take your fancy. It is always my go to loaf along with a pain de campagne for ploughman's lunch.

500g strong white bread flour
1tsp sugar
1tsp sea salt
6g dried yeast (easi blend other wise follow instructions on packet & combine with liquid)
2tbsp olive oil
2 eggs
80mls warm milk
80mls warm water
100g raisins
1-2 tbsp of freshly chopped rosemary

Place all your dry ingredients into mixing bowl (with exception of the raisins)
Whisk liquid, eggs & oil in a jug
With dough hook attached to your mixer add liquid into the dry ingredients, in a slow & steady stream, mix on low for 5-6mins add raisins in the last minute of mixing.

Place dough into a floured bowl and leave to prove for an 1hr or until it has doubled in size
When first prove is finished remove onto a lightly floured surface and knock back, knead into required shape and let it prove again for at least 30mins. Meanwhile heat your oven to 200o/gas6/400f.

Bake for 30mins (keep an eye on it in the last 5 mins depending on your oven) and remove to cool on rack

Eat it quickly as once anyone else gets a taste, it will be quickly snaffled up...


  1. always my absolute fave from borough market - yum x

  2. Thank you for the recipe. Definitely going to make it.

  3. that looks just divine - am going to give it a try :-)
    Also LOVING your granny print table cloth and the roundie cushion on your seat :-) !!!! Julie

  4. Mmmmmm...sounds lovely. I'm going to give it a go.

  5. I really like the sound of this - probably because my favourite bread just now is potato and rosemary - so will definitely be giving it a try!
    P x

  6. I am going to make this, however, I use a bread machine. Do you think it would work?

  7. Will try this minus the raisins...think I overdosed my brood when they were wee and they all hate them now ;)


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