1 1/2 pk Active dry yeast
1 tb Granulated sugar
2 c Warm water (100-115 deg.)
1 tb Salt
5 c All-purpose or hard wheat
-flour plus 1 cup if necess.
3 tb Yellow cornmeal
1 tb Egg white,mixed with 1Tbl.
Source: Beard on Bread
Combine the yeast with sugar and warm water in a large bowl and allow to
proof. Mix the salt with the flour and add to the yeast mixture, a cup at a
time, until you have a stiff dough. Remove to a lightly floured board and
knead until no longer sticky, about 10 minutes, adding flour as necessary.
Place in a buttered bowl and turn to coat the surface with butter.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk..1 1/2-2 hrs.
Punch down the dough. Turn out on a floured board and shape into two long,
French bread-style loaves. Place on a baking sheet that has been sprinkled
with the cornmeal, but NOT buttered. Slash the tops of the loaves
diagonally in two or three places with a single edge razor blade or sharp
knife, brush the loaves with the egg white wash. Place in a COLD oven, set
the temperature at 400 degrees, and bake 35 minutes, or until well browned
and hollow sounding when the tops are tapped.
From the recipe files of Suzy.Q