Feel free to copy this recipe and try it out. Really good

                 HOT CASSEROLE BREAD


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
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.


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.
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