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corn meal ( to bake on )
jarred minced garlic ( with juice)
in large bowl mix together yeast, sugar and warm water. dissolve yeast and let sit 5 minutes
add garlic salt and oregano, let sit another minute
stir in shortening, garlic and it's juice
stir in flour one cup at a time. when fourth cup is being mixed in, start kneading. knead it in for at least 3 minutes.
turn dough into a greased bowl cover with tea towel and let rise 1 hour
put dough out on a lightly floured surface and divide in half. roll each out into large rectangle. roll up pinching to seal.
sprinkle corn meal onto large baking sheet. lay each loaf on it.do not grease pan. make small diaginal slits on top of each. cover with tea towel and let rise 1 1/2 hours.
bake in a 400 degree oven 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and sound hollow.
Last Updated: Tue, Feb 7, 2012