Rating: 4 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3

This recipe is from my mom. Makes a very crusty bread. You can substitute half of the flour amount with whole wheat flour.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl dissolve the yeast in the warm water or potato water. Add sugar and salt and mix well. Stir in 7 cups of the flour.

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  • On a well-floured surface, knead dough for 7 minutes, incorporating in the last cup of flour. Place dough in a greased bowl. Let rise until doubled.

  • Using a lightly floured board, form dough into 2 long or round loaves. Sprinkle cornmeal on greased baking sheet; place loaves on top. Slash top with a sharp knife. Cover, and let rise until almost doubled.

  • Brush top of loaves with cold water. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Place in a cold oven.

  • Turn oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake for 45 minutes, or until nicely browned. Brush twice during baking time with cold water.

Nutrition Facts

158 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 32.8g; fat 0.6g; sodium 291.8mg. Full Nutrition
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