How to make it

  • Dissolve the yeast in 1/3 cup of warm water (105°-115°)
  • Mix well and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Mix the flour and salt together.
  • In a large bowl, combine the dissolved yeast and 1-1/4 cup water slowly.
  • Add the flour mixture, stirring well after each addition, to form a stiff dough.
  • Turn out on a floured board and knead for 10-15 minutes, dabbing the sweat droplets off your forehead as you go!
  • Add flour as neccessary, while kneading, until smooth and elastic.
  • Place in a greased bowl and rotate to coat the surface of the dough.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until double in bulk.
  • Punch down.
  • Lightly flour a smooth surface.
  • Toss the dough with smoothed flour until no longer sticky.
  • Divide dough into 2 parts
  • Roll the dough with a rolling pin to 1 12x8-inch rectangle.
  • Roll up, jelly-roll-style, beginning with the 12-inch side to form a long loaf.
  • Pinch the edges to seal.
  • Taper the ends of the loaf by rolling between the palm of your hands.
  • Repeat with other part of dough.
  • Your loaves should be 12-inches.
  • Sprinkle a large baking sheet with cornmeal.
  • Place the 2 loves on the baking sheet and cover with a towel.
  • Let rise in a warm place until double in bulk. About 1-2 hours.
  • With a sharp knife, make 3 diagonal slits in the surface of the loaves.
  • Beat the egg white with water together until well mixed.
  • Brush the loaves with the egg mixture.
  • Pul the bread on the middle shelf in the oven and place a small cake pan wth 1-inch of hot water on the shelf below.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 425°.
  • Reduce heat to 350° and bake an additional 15 minutes.
  • The loaves should sound hollow when tapped and be well browned.
  • Cool on rack.

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  • dragonflyma 10 years ago
    I will be trying this out this evening, wanna make meatballs hero's I will let ya know the results !Thanks~!
    I beleive it will come out great :)
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    momofmineandmany ate it and said...
    My daughters and I made this bread today and it is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My husband and I are on NO sugar diets and this recipe was the only one I found for making bread without we tried it. It is wonderful!!! I can't say enough how really great this bread is. My younger daughter mixed it and my older daughter kneaded it, and I baked it. It was a group effort that was well worth it!

    Jaie....thanks for the great recipe!!!!!! We will be making this every day for many years to come!
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