Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 35 mins

Adopted in the Great RecipeZaar Adoption of 2005. Hope to make and update soon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water.
  2. Mix yeast, starter, honey, salt and shortening with 3 cups flour.
  3. Add more flour as needed to make a stiff dough.
  4. Knead 150 strokes on a floured surface and place in a greased bowl.
  5. Cover and let rise 1 to 1 1/2 hours until doubled in size.
  6. Punch down, let double again.
  7. Punch down and roll into tight loaf.
  8. Grease and place in bread pan.
  9. Let double in pan and bake at 400 degrees F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until very dark golden brown, and it sounds hollow when thumped.
Most Helpful

5 5

I don't know where the 4 servings comes from. This makes 1 well rounded loaf of bread. It has a nice texture and slices well. The honey flavor comes through very nice. I used melted butter instead of the shortening and round off the starter to 1 full cup. Definately a keeper.

5 5

Produced a perfectly sculpted boule. I can't see anything else this recipe needs except to serve with a side of...something.

This is a wonderful, tasty bread that can be done in the bread machine. I substituted the shortening with olive oil also. It turns out great! Makes a large loaf in my machine, close to 2 lb. Thanks Marg!