Sifting through a National Trust book I came upon this recipe. Daughter of the sixth earl of Edgcumbe, Lady Hilaria Gibbs apparently made a very good loaf. If it is good enough for Lady Hilaria then it is good enough for me!
7g/1 teaspoon salt
250g/9 oz wholemeal flour
150g/5 oz strong white flour (I used malted flour)
25g/1 oz butter
10g/2 teaspoons fast action dried yeast
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon oat bran
1 teaspoon black treacle
250ml/9 fl oz warm water
Put the salt and flours into a bowl and rub in the butter.
Add the yeast, sugar and bran, mix.
Stir the treacle into the warm water and pour into the dry ingredients.
Bring together into a dough.
Knead for ten minutes until smooth (or 5 minutes in a mixer with a dough hook).
Grease a loaf tin and pop the dough into the tin. Cover and leave to prove until double in size (approx 1 hour).
Pre heat your oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.
Uncover the dough and pop the tin into the oven.
Cook for 30 minutes.