2 1/2 c warm water
2 T sugar
2 T dry yeast
1 T salt
2 T oil
6 c flour
In a large mixing bowl, pour water, then stir in sugar and yeast and allow to stand until yeast is dissolved. Stir in salt, oil, and 1/2 the flour. Beat vigorously. Stir in remaining flour until all dry ingredients are completely mixed in. Allow dough to rest 10 minutes, then stir down. Allow dough to rest another 10 minutes, then stir down. Repeat this process until dough has been stirred down 5 times. Turn dough onto floured surface, knead only enough to coat dough with flour so it can be handled, then divide into 2 parts. Roll each part of dough into rectangles about 9x13" and roll up like a jelly roll, rolling from long side. Pinch edge of loaf to seal the dough. Arrange lengthwise, seam-side down, on a large cookie sheet that's been sprinkled with corn meal.( I put these in my french bread pan) Let rise at room temp for 30 minutes. With a sharp knife, cut three gashes at an angle on top, then brush with lightly beaten whole egg. Bake immediately at 400 degrees for 25-30 min or until brown. Remove and cool.
This is such a simple recipe but is very good bread. Don't expect it to last long at your house.
Ahhhh, looks so yummy, but 'tis poison to me. *bwg*
Kris! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your bread recipe especially the "simple" part. LOL. OK Nebraska Gal I am giving away a copy of PW's cookbook... that's what even Willa Cather would have wanted.
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