Mix 1 c flour with the yeast, sugar, salt. Pour in the hot water and beat 100 strokes. Stir in remaining flour till dough is no longer sticky. Knead 6-8 mins. Place in greased bowl, cover, let rise 15 mins, punch down, shaping into the shape you want, round or oblong. Place on a baking sheet (sprinkled with corn meal, optional). If you shaped into a round loaf, cut an X, deep on the top with a sharp knife. If an oblong loaf, cut three or four diagonal cuts in the top (this lets the loaf expand when it bakes).
The loaf looks like this on top: ( / / / )
Brush with water, sprinkle with seeds if you're using seeds. Place in middle shelf of a COLD oven. Place a cake pan of hot water on lowest shelf. Heat oven to 400 and bake 40-50 mins until deep golden brown.
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|Serving Size: 1 (107g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 9 (4%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 1g||1 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.1g||1 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.5g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 3.8mg||0 %|
|Potassium 119.4mg||3 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 50.3g||15 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.3g||9 %|
|Sugars, other 48g|
|Protein 7.5g||11 %|
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Calories per serving: 244
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