My son is infatuated with the movie "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," and there's a delicious looking bread shown in a breakfast scene. It looks like a giant popover about the size of Dick Van Dyke's head (see below.) What is it?
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It's probably a Cottage Loaf. It used to be common in England when there were independent bakeries. It's not seen so much now.
Yes it is a cottage loaf which was a crusty bread with a fluffy interior.
It was very popular in bakery's in England & was indeed a tasty and impressive loaf, since the rise of the evil supermarkets such loaves are a rare sight. Probably they are put off by the strange shape, preferring rectangle loaves's which are easier to cut & store.