This is an easy recipe for crusty, doughy bread that is sure to hit the spot and keep you satisfied all day long.

Ingredients:
1 packet of yeast
6 c. flour
2 c. lukewarm water
2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar

Combine yeast, water, flour, salt, and sugar. Add in flour and stir for a few minutes until it becomes easier to just mix with your hands. Knead for about 5-8 minutes on a floured surface, being sure to rotate the dough as you go. Rinse out the bowl and lightly grease (I used oil). Place dough in the bowl, rotating a few times to coat in the oil. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for about 1-2 hours, so that the dough has become nearly twice its original size. Split into two and shape into ovals or whatever shape you desire. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, and then etch three lines into the top with a knife. While the oven is off, put a casserole dish or other pan on the bottom rack filled with 1″ of water. Place the loaves on a baking sheet coated in flour on the rack above. Then turn on the oven to 450 and allow to bake for 30-40 minutes (starting when you turn on the oven), until the outside is a nice golden brown. Turn off the oven, open the door a few inches, and allow the loaves to stay in the oven for a little longer while the oven cools. Remove the loaves, cut into them, and enjoy!

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