A simple but hearty bread to cut into wedges and dunk into your favorite soup or stew
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons each salt, sugar, and yeast
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
2 cups lukewarm water
In the bowl of an electric mixer (I’m a Kitchenaid girl), combine sugar, water, and yeast, and let sit for ten minutes.
Stir in the flour, seasonings, and salt, which will form a soft dough.
Let the dough rise for an hour, then plop it into a greased casserole dish or round ovenproof bowl. I use a 9 inch diameter, 2 quart round Pyrex casserole dish, sprayed with Bakers Joy.
Let rise another 30 minutes.
In a preheated oven set to 425 degrees, bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 375 degrees and bake another 15-20 minutes, until done.
Serve slathered with butter, or dunk into soup, stew, or spaghetti sauce