Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou!

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast in 2/3 C water.
  2. Combine with salt, sugar, 2C water and 5 C flour. Beat 5 minutes.
  3. Add enough remaining flour, beating with wooden spoon, until dough is soft. Knead vigorously for 5 minutes.
  4. Place in a large greased bowl and brush top with melted butter. Cover and allow to rise until double. Punch down.
  5. Form into 1 large or 2 small oblong rolls. Place on lightly greased baking sheet that has been sprinkled with cornmeal. Brush with egg yolk glaze and sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds.
  6. Put bread in cold oven and turn oven temperature to 400 dg. Bake for 45-50 minutes. The bread will rise with the temperature.
Most Helpful

This bread is just wonderful! I used a Kitchenaid mixer as well for mixing the dough and what a wonderful dough it was - soft and fluffy. I made a single loaf (which rose into a huge loaf during the baking!) and topped with poppy seeds. Great taste and texture - thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for the Best of 2013 event, recommended by Cookgirl

loof February 05, 2014

I used my KitchenAid mixer to prep the dough and replaced about 2 cups of the unbleached flour with freshly milled spring wheat. I love the simplicity of this recipe and the manner in which the bread is prepped for baking (cold oven). Served with a Spanish-themed main dish shrimp salad (recipe coming soon I hope!), fresh orange slices and glass of wine for a wonderful Father's Day early dinner. Bingo! Thank you for posting the recipe.

COOKGIRl June 23, 2013