southern crusty fat free bread

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By Kimberly Rowlett
from Cleveland, TN

This is a simple bread, that freezes well for another time, if needed!

serves 6-12
prep time 3 Hr
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For southern crusty fat free bread

  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp
    each salt and sugar
  • 5 c
    all purpose flour
  • sprinkle cornmeal as needed

How To Make southern crusty fat free bread

  • 1
    Dissolve yeast in two cups lukewarm water in large mixing bowl.
  • 2
    Add salt and sugar and mix well. With wooden spoon, beat in enough flour, 1 cup at a time, to form a smooth ball that clears side of bowl. Cover, and set in warm place free from drafts, for one and a half hours, or until doubled in bulk.
  • 3
    Stir down, then turn out on lightly floured board. Knead a few turns, then cut in half. Shape each half in a loaf, about 12 inches long. Put on baking sheet, well sprinkled with cornmeal.
  • 4
    Let rise 5 minutes, then slash tops in 4 places with sharp knife. Brush with water and put in cold oven with pan of boiling water on bottom rack.
  • 5
    Turn oven control to 400 degrees F, and bake 40 minutes, or until crusty and lightly browned. Best served hot.

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