If you want to have the REALLY CRUSTY BREAD, make earlier in the day and then about 5 minutes before dinner pop into the oven again. It will make a really nice crust. Even if you used a bread machine for this recipe .. you can still pop in oven right before a meal and have the same results. It becomes more like an Artisan Bread.
~You can easily double or triple this recipe.
~Bake up several loaves and freeze! Wrap up really good for freshness.
~You can also top with cheeses, sesame seeds, garlic oil
~Also makes great Garlic Bread!
~You can also make the bread with Whole Wheat Flour. You can do 1/2 and 1/2, 3/4 and 1/4 or all Whole Wheat. If you do ALL Whole Wheat you may need to use just a smidge more water