by Gen Kidwell
This bread is a cross between my hot roll recipe and the French Bread, I like the texture and taste.
In your mixer bowl put:
4 cups of warm water
4 tablespoons of yeast
2 teaspoons of salt
1/3 cup of cooking oil
1/3 cup of sugar
Stir, then put:
8 cups of flour into this mixture and mix
If you are using a hand mixer add the flour slowly don't burn up your mixer. Add the rest by hand.
I have a Kitchen Aid so I don't have the problem. But the mixture needs to be stiff.
Let rise until doubled then put on a floured board and knead flour into this mixture.
Divide into 4 portions if all sticky kneads flour into this and make into a long rope and twist.
Put on a greased cookie sheet.
This will make 4 large bread loaves to make into garlic toast or make sandwiches with or toast for breakfast.
I brushed mine with a beaten egg white.
Cook for about 30 minutes at 300 degrees covering about halfway with foil to keep it from over browning.