*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                             Greek Sesame Bread
 Recipe By     : frugal gourmet - 3 ancient cuisines
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :3:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Breakfast
                 Low Fat                          Side Dish
                 Tried                            Mc
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      cup           tepid water
    1      cup           tepid milk
    2      packages      fast rising dry yeast
    2      tablespoons   sugar
    2      tablespoons   salad oil
    2      pounds        
    3      oz            unbleached white flour
    1      teaspoon      salt mixed w/1 tbsp. water
      1/4  cup           milk
      1/2  cup           raw sesame seeds
                         Cornmeal for baking sheets
  Mix the warm water and milk in your electric mixer bowl.  Dissolve the
 yeast.  Add the sugar, oil, and 4 cups of the total flour.   Whip for 10
 minutes and add the salted water.  If you have a very strong mixer, such as
 a KitchenAid, you can use the dough hook to blend in the remaining flour.
 If not, you must do it by hand.  Knead the dough for several minutes so that
 it is smooth and elastic.  Place the dough on a plastic counter, and cover
 with a large inverted metal bowl.  Allow to rise until double in bulk and
 punch down.  Allow to rise a second time and punch down.  Divide into 2
 halves.  Roll each onto a ball and punch a hole in the center. Work with the
 dough until you have a round circle about 13 inches in diameter.  Place each
 loaf on a greased baking sheet that has been dusted with cornmeal.  Brush
 the tops of the loaves with a bit of milk and top with the sesame seeds.
 Bake at 400 degrees until golden and light, about 25 to 30 minutes.
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 Serving Ideas : Makes 2 loaves
 NOTES : See recipe for Greek Sesame Circles for another way of using this
 bread dough.