Availability: In stock
Makes one large loaf
1 x 2lb AGA loaf tin, brushed with melted butter
Glaze: Beaten egg mixed with a little milk
Place the flour, salt, yeast, softened butter and sugar into the mixing bowl of the KitchenAid stand mixer. Fit with the dough hook and mix until the butter is incorporated into the flour. Pour in the water and milk and mix until it becomes a soft dough. Continue to mix for 5 minutes then place the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Finish kneading by hand until the dough is silky.
Divide the dough into three. Knead the larger piece and place into the base of the buttered 2lb AGA loaf tin. Take the remaining third of the dough and divide into three equal pieces, plait these and place onto dough already in the tin.
Cover the tin with lightly buttered cling film or a large polythene bag and place next to the AGA to rise, probably about 1½ hours, until it has reached above the top of the tin.
Remove the cling or poly bag and gently brush the top of the loaf with the egg and milk mixture.
2, 3, 4 and 5 oven AGA: Place the loaf tin on the oven grid shelf placed on the floor of the Roasting Oven for 20 minutes, until golden in colour, then slide the cold plain shelf above the loaf on the second runners down and cook for a further 10 minutes.
Remove the bread from the AGA, allow to settle for a couple of minutes, then turn out the loaf of bread. Cool on a wire rack.
Dawn's tip: An easy way of greasing the tin is to melt a little butter in the base of the tin, at the back of the AGA (sit the tin on a piece of folded kitchen towel, to protect the enamel) or on the Warming Plate. Brush the melted butter well into the letters and around the tin then put the loaf tin into a cool area to harden the butter.
For deliveries to the UK and Northern Ireland: For orders up to £50 there will be a delivery charge of £4.95. Delivery is free for orders of £50 and over. Next day delivery is priced at £7.95.
AGA Hot Taps are delivered free of charge to UK Mainland addresses only.
For information on delivery of AGA and Rayburn Stoves, please click here.
For information on delivery of Rangemaster Cookers, please click here.
For all orders to the Channel Islands and Ireland there will be a charge of £9.95.
We aim to dispatch orders within 7 working days subject to availability. In the event of any items being out of stock we will inform you and give you an estimated delivery date.
You can return any item within 60 days of receipt for a refund or to exchange for something else. Orders placed on the website can not be returned to store. We ask that goods are returned in a saleable condition and preferably in their original packaging. You will be responsible for returning your goods and any costs incurred.