Feel free to copy this recipe and try it out. Really good
HOT CASSEROLE BREAD INGREDIENTS Water - 1 1/2 cups * 1 package dry yeast or 1 cake compressed yeast 4 cups sifted flour (preferably unbleached bleached flour will work also) 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt Butter 2 round 1 quart heat proof casserole dishes (buttered generously - sides and bottom) * Use very warm water (105 to 115 degrees F) for dry yeast; use lukewarm water (80 to 90 degrees F) for compressed yeast. Sprinkle dry yeast or crumble cake into 1 cup water. Let stand a few minutes; then stir until dissolved. Combine flour, sugar, and salt in bowl. Add water and yeast mixture, and mix. Add 1/2 cup warm water and mix to make a soft dough. Cover and set in warm place. Let rise until doubled. Beat down and divide dough between the two casserole dishes, cover and let rise until doubled; then bake in pre-heated hot oven (400 degrees F) for 40 minutes. Remove breads from casseroles and brush crust with butter. NOTES AND TIPS: I use pre-sifted bleached flour. I also sift flour again. I prefer dry yeast, easier to use in my opinion. I sometimes sprinkle one "loaf" with garlic salt and Italian Seasoning after bread rises second time. Then I bake it. This gives the bread a garlic breadstick like taste. Have all your ingredients and utensils room temperature, for some reason yeast doesn't like the cold.