|Lukewarm water||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||6 Cup (96 tbs)|
1)In a large bowl, soften yeast in lukewarm water and add in salt.
2)Slowly add flour and mix well.
3)On a floured surface, knead the dough for 15 minutes.
4)Take a greased bowl and put the dough in it.
5)Cover and let it rise for 2 hours or until doubled in bulk.
6)On floured surface, knead it for 5 minutes.
7)Divide dough into 2 parts and cover. Leave it for 10 minutes.
8)Shape it into long tapering loaves.
9)Take a baking sheet and put the loaves on it. Let rise for 1 hour.
10)Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.
11)Decrease temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes.
12)Serve Italian bread with soups, pastas and in sandwiches.