1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 envelope yeast
2 tsp salt
3 cups Daybreak Mill All-Purpose flour
3 quarts water
3/4 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon water
prep time: 20min cook time: 27m Ready in: 1h49min
Heat milk and butter until warm; the butter will not completely melt. Combine with undissolved yeast and brown sugar in a large mixer bowl. Stir in salt and 2 cups flour, beat for 3 minutes. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 mins. Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine boiling solution and bring to a boil. Punch dough down and divide into 8 equal pieces. Form each piece into a tight, but smooth ball. Boil each loaf in the solution for 2 minutes, turning after 1 minute. Remove loaves from pot using a slotted spoon and place on greased baking sheet.
Brush with egg wash and cut a cross in the top! Bake for 15 minutes then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F and bake an additional 10 to 12 minutes until the loaves are evenly browned, remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
****Adapted from ARGO, KARO and Fleischmans