Cob loaf


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a crusty, uneven loaf, rounded at top.
- Grose.

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Speed tip: Instead of making round scones, mould all the dough into a low circle like a cob loaf, then cut it into 6-8 segments.
INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp pesto; 4 tbsp good-quality mayonnaise; 100g (3 1/2oz) roasted red peppers (drained and chopped); 50g (2oz) sundried tomatoes (drained and chopped); small handful fresh basil (chopped); 85g (3oz) Parma ham or 100g (31/2 oz) waferthin cooked ham; 100g (31/2 oz) sliced jarlsberg; 200g (7oz) brie; 100g (31/2oz) sliced salami; a quarter of a cucumber (thinly sliced); 4 leaves of little gem lettuce; 1 medium sourdough loaf or round cob loaf METHOD: 1.
At the same time, I had disappointments: my wholemeal loaf was underdone inside and burned to a crisp outside while the comment on my cob loaf - "looks promising, but on examination too dense" - is the sort of judgment more usually made about me.