- 5 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon fresh taurian thyme
- 1 tablespoon salt (optional)
- 2 cups hot water (120 degrees to 130 degrees)
- A cake pan of hot water
Mix 3 cups of flour with the yeast, sugar, thyme, and salt. Pour in hot water and beat 100 strokes (3 minutes with a mixer). Stir in the remaining flour until the dough loses its stickiness. Turn onto a floured surface. Knead for 8 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl and cover with a warm damp cloth. Let rise for 15 minutes in a warm spot (away from drafts).
Punch down and divide the dough into two pieces. Shape into round loaves and place on a greased baking sheet. Cut an “X” one-half inch deep in each of the loaves with a wet sharp knife. Sprinkle the tops with sea salt.
Place the baking sheet with the loaves in the middle of a COLD oven. Place a pan of hot water on the lowest shelf. Heat the oven to 400ºF and bake 40–50 minutes until golden brown.
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