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                        KING ARTHUR'S EASY BEST LOAF
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       tb           Sugar
    1       tb           Salt
    1       pk           Active dry yeast
    2       c            Warm water
    6       c            Flour
   Mix yeast,sugar,salt and water together. let stand
   until salt sugar and yeast are dissolved. Gradually
   add flour to liquid and mix thouroughly, until dough
   pulls form bowl sides. Turn ontofloured work
   surfaceand knead 5 minutes, Let dough rest while you
   grease bowl. Knead dough again 2-3 minutes, Place
   dough in bowl, turn once to grease top. Cover with
   damp towel and keep warm until doubled in bulk (1-2
   hours) Punch down dough and knead briefly to get out
   any air pockets. Cut in half, shape into 2 Italian or
   french style loafs. Put on cookie sheet sprinkled with
   cornmeal. Rest 5 minutes. Lightly slash tops 3 times
   diagonally and brush with cold water. Place on rack in
   cold oven with roasting pan full of boiling water
   below.Bake 400 F for 30-45 minutes until crust is
   golden brown and sounds hollow to the touch,
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