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Beezil Bread

sponge

2

cup

Warm Water

2

Pkg Active Dry Yeast

3

cup

Bread Flour

bread

3

Tbs

Sugar

3

Tbs

Shortening Or Vegetable Oil -- At Room Temp

2 1/2

cup

Unbleached All Purpose Flour,divided

1

Tbs

Salt

Oil -- For Greasing The Bow

1/2

cup

Sesame Seeds -- (Optional)

Cornmeal -- For Baking Sheet

1

In the mixing bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water; stir to dissolve. Add the flour and mix at firts speed until smooth. cover and allow to rise until doubled in size about 30-45 minutes.

2

Stir down the sponge with 1-2 rotations of the beater, then add the sugar, shortening, 2 c flour and salt.

3

Pulse at first speed using the on/off switch so that the beater does not throw flour out of the bowl. When the flour is absorbed, run the machine at first speed until the dough comes away from the sides of the bowl.

4

If the dough is too soft, add flour 1/4 c at a time.

5

Remove and scrape down the beater and insert the dough hook. run at first speed until the dough forms up on the hook and comes away from the sides of the bowl (8-10 minutes).

6

You can use the second speed for the last 5 minutes to strengthen the gluten.

7

Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in volume (35-45 minutes).

8

Punch down the dough, cut in half, shape into rounds, and cover.

9

Allow to rest for 10 minutes. Form into Italian shaped loaves.

10

Place the loaves on a baking sheet dusted with cornmeal. Brush with water and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

11

Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise until doubled in size (45-60 minutes).

12

When the bread has fully proofed, cut 3 diagonal slashes or 1 long slash down the center.

13

Bake in a preheated 400 oven until golden brown(25 - 30 minutes).

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Entire recipe (49.7 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

3767.69

Calories From Fat (24%)

892.26

% Daily Value

Total Fat 103.44g

159%

Saturated Fat 10.86g

54%

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Sodium 7026.3mg

293%

Potassium 1302.15mg

37%

Total Carbohydrates 605.35g

202%

Fiber 32.73g

131%

Sugar 40.11g

 

Protein 102.99g

206%