Cottage Bread Recipe

Cottage bread is a bread that anyone would like to eat with butter and jam. Made with the simple and basic method, does not require any kneading by hand. Cottage bread originated in England and spread world over.
Cottage Bread
submitted by bon vivant at


Preparation Time2 Hr 0 MinCooking Time45 Min
Ready In2 Hr 45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings5
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Yeast2 1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Warm water1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
 Sugar1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Salt1 1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Shortening1 Tablespoon
 Cake flour4 Cup (64 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 500 Calories from Fat 48

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.9%

Saturated Fat 0.75 g3.8%

Trans Fat 0.4 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 488.3 mg20.3%

Total Carbohydrates 100 g33.3%

Dietary Fiber 12.6 g50.3%

Sugars 4.5 g

Protein 17 g33.4%

Vitamin A Vitamin C 0%

Calcium 8.5% Iron 0.44%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1)Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water.

2)In a large bowl, add sugar, salt, shortening, yeast mixture and remaining warm water together.
3)Then, add 2 cups flour and beat until smooth.
4)Add 1 3/4 cups flour and mix until dough cleans side of bowl.
5)On a floured board, knead it until smooth.
6)Take a greased bowl and put the dough. Cover it.
7)Leave it in warm place for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
8)On a floured board knead it and shape into loaf.
9)Take a greased loaf pan and put the loaf. Cover the pan.
10)Let it rise for 30 to 45 minutes.
11)Make 5-inch slashes 1/4 inch deep on top of loaf and sift remaining flour over top.
12)Bake at 400 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Let it cool on rack.

13)Serve cottage bread with butter and jam.