006 – Panem

This episode I take a look at the founding staple of the Victorian diet. The humble loaf of bread…



Best Cobb Loaf:

7g sachet of yeast

2 tsp castor sugar

1 cup of warm water

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp olive oil

1 egg

sesame seeds


  • Mix yeast, sugar and warm water in a jug. Whisk until dissolved. STand for 10 minutes or until frothy.
  • Put flour in a bowl, stir in yeast mix and olive oil and salt. Mix to form a soft dough. Turn oput onto lightly floured surface. Knead for about 10-15 minutes. Put in a large, lightly greased bowl. Cover and set aside in a warm place for about an hour, or until doubled in size.
  • After that, fist/knead until returns to original size.
  • Grease/oil tray and make a 15cm diameter loaf. Cross cut top in centre.
  • Cover with plastic wrap for 30-40 minutes
  • Unwrap, brush with whisked egg over the top. Dust with extra flour and sesame seeds
  • Heat 180-200 degrees celsius (150-170 for fan forced) for 35-40 mins