Simple White Bread Dough
2 cups warm water
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp dry yeast
1 tsp salt
6 (or so) cups of unbleached flour
Dissolve the yeast in about 1/2 cup of the water with the sugar,
add the rest of the water, salt and work in enough flour to achieve
a soft, smooth dough.
Let rise, covered, in a clean bowl in a warm place. Punch down.
Shape and place in/on greased appropriate baking equipment. (for
French bread, shape into long thin loaves, place on an ungreased
cookie sheet which has been scattered with corn meal, and put a
pan of hot water under the rack.)
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes (for 2 or 3 loaves, less
time for rolls or small loaves.)
Make a standard simple white bread dough, after letting it rise
once, punch it down, break off little balls of dough, and roll each
one first in melted butter, then in grated Parmesan cheese. Put a
couple layers of these coated dough balls in greased loaf pans
until you run out of dough, and let them rise until doubled. Bake
at 350 degrees for about 30 - 35 minutes, until golden brown and
Season the parmesan cheese with dried basil or other herbs, such
as celery salt, caraway seeds, chile powder, or paprika,
Add cheddar and finely chopped walnuts.
Add garlic to the mix.