Altschul Recipe Database: Army Bread

Recipe: Army Bread
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9 cups lukewarm water
11-13 cups bread flour
2 tbsp yeast
2 tbsp salt

NOTE: This recipe will make eight full-size loaves of bread, 
so you may want to cut it in half.

Pour four cups lukewarm water into a large bowl. Disolve two tablespoons yeast, then mix in four cups unsifted flour. Let sponge sit covered with a towel in a warm place, for one hour.

Add five more cups lukewarm water, two tablespoons salt and seven to nine cups flour till doughy consistency is reached. Mix well, kneading in bowl. Set aside in warm place for one hour, covered.

Knead dough on a flat lightly floured surface. Return to bowl, coat surface with lard and set aside for one hour.

Knead dough lightly, cut into twenty ounce loaves. Place into greased pans, coating loaves again lightly with lard. Cover and let rise.

When sufficiently risen, place pans in oven preheated to 400 degrees. Bake 30 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.