Al's Italian Bread Recipe


  • 3 ounce Fresh yeast
  • 3 c. Hot water - (to 4 c.) divided
  • 3 lb High-gluten or possibly bread flour
  • 1/2 c. Granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Salt plus
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Vegetable shortening plus more for
  •     greasing if using pans
  •     Cornmeal
  •     Toasted sesame seeds


Dissolve Yeast In 2 C. Hot Water. Combine Flour, Sugar And Salt In Mixing Bowl. Make A Well In Center Of Mix; Pour In Yeast Mix. Mix Thoroughly With Hands (Marino's Method) Or…

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