Grammy’s Vitality Bread
1½ T. butter
3 T. cornmeal
5 c. unbleached King Arthur AP flour
Melt butter and mix with all ingredients except flour until well blended. Heat in microwave for two minutes and mix well. Add 1 cup cold water and let cool to lukewarm. Set aside. Dissolve yeast in ¼ c. lukewarm water and add to first mixture. Gradually add flour. Let rise in a slightly preheated oven (175°) turned off with a damp cloth covering for approximately 1 ½ hours. Knead dough on a floured board and separate into two loaves. Rise once more, covered for approximately ½ hour. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes - then reduce to 325° for the remaining 30 minutes. Let cool.
Yield: 2 loaves