Total Calories: 1,052
Dissolve yeast and 1/2 teaspoon sugar in 1/2 cup warm water let set until foamy, 5 to 10 minutes. Add remaining water and starter blend well. Add 3 cups flour, remaining sugar and salt beat well. Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, until light and bubbly, about 60 minutes. Combine 2 cups flour with baking soda and stir into dough. On a lightly-floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl turn dough to coat surface. Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, until doubled, about 1 hour. Grease well two baking sheets sprinkle with cornmeal. Divide dough into desired portions, shape into loaves and place on baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, until doubled, about 1 hour. Slash tops of loaves and mist-spray with cold water. Place a pan of boiling water on lowest rack of oven and place bread on middle rack. Bake in a preheated 400° F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped.
Note: Try making small loaves by dividing dough into 6 to 8 portions.
"I must say this is the best recipe software I have ever owned."
"Your DVO cookbook software saves me time and money!"
"I saw lots of recipe software for PC computers but I was having a hard time finding really good mac recipe software. I'm so glad I discovered Cook'n! It's so nice to have all my recipes in a computer recipe organizer. Cook'n has saved me so much time with meal planning and the recipe nutrition calculator is amazing!!!
My favorite is the Cook'n Recipe App.