How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 200F.
  • Grease two 5" × 81/2" loaf pans with butter and set them aside in a warm spot.
  • Put yeast into a small glass bowl, add molasses and 1/2 cup lukewarm water, and stir to dissolve.
  • Set aside and let rest until yeast bubbles and becomes frothy, about 10 minutes.
  • Put flour and salt into a large ovenproof bowl and stir well to combine. Place bowl in oven and let rest until flour mixture is warmed through, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove bowl from oven, add the yeast mixture and 3 1/2 cups lukewarm water, and mix together with your hands until well combined and a sticky dough forms.
  • Increase heat to 400F.
  • Divide dough evenly between the 2 prepared loaf pans, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let rise in a warm spot until bread has grown by one-third, 15–20 minutes.
  • Bake bread on middle rack of oven until the loaves are browned on top, about 45 minutes.
  • Loosely cover loaves with foil, then continue to bake for 25–30 minutes more.
  • Let bread cool in pans for 10 minutes, then gently run a table knife around inside edges of pans to loosen.
  • Turn loaves out onto a rack and let rest until completely cool, 2–3 hours. Makes two 5" × 8 1/2" loaves.

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    " It was excellent "
    smooch ate it and said...
    Now this is a hearty bread!
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    " It was excellent "
    noir ate it and said...
    Pink, this sounds simple and easy! Perfect with my Provencal Pork! :)
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  • wynnebaer 10 years ago
    I don't have much luck with breads that require yeast but this looks like something even I could pull'm gonna give this a try after the holidays.Thanks...;D
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