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Makes 2 loaves

2 packages active dry yeast
6 cups unsifted flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup water

Combine 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and soda. Heat liquids until very warm (120-130F). Add to dry mixture; beat well. Stir in rest of flour to make a stiff batter. Spoon into two 8 1/2″-4 1/2″ pans that have been greased and sprinkle with cornmeal. Sprinkle tops with cornmeal. Cover, let rise in warm place for 45 minutes. Bake at 400F for 25 minutes. Remove from pans immediately and cool. To serve: slice and toast. Makes 16 slices per loaf.

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