Matt's Homemade Bear Lake Bread

Step 1 - About 1 cup of luke warm water, add 2 tsp. quick rise instant yeast OR two envelopes, and 1 tsp. sugar.

Step 2 - 1/2 a big bowl full of unbleached flour and about 2 tsp. or so of salt.  Mix salt in flour.  Make a well in flour and add Step 1 into Step 2.

Step 3 - Add more luke warm water to Step 2.  With fork mix flour and yeast water together, then kneed.

Step 4 - Flour an area on counter, then kneed dough for about 5-7 mins. (Fold dough) With hands, pull dough around to bottom to form a ball.

Step 5 - Grease baking pan with olive oil or vegetable oil slightly.  Flatten dough a bit, then turn around so the top of the dough has oil on it to prevent drying.

Step 6 - Let dough rise [&] double its size. (About an hour)

Step 7 - Once risen, punch dough down with knuckles, and spread out, then fold 5 times and roll into ball.  Split dough in two.  With a knife cut slits across the top one way, then the other.

Step 8 - Mix 1 egg and water together, and glaze the top of the dough.

Step 9 - Let dough rise again.

Step 10 - Bake in a 400 oven for 1 hour.  Serve Warm.

You can add raisins, cinnamon, or other likes you prefer for a great tasting bread everyone will enjoy.