Named after a few failed yeast packets caused this bread not to rise, it is normally a really good bread for hearty sandwiches or with things like Welsh Rarebit and does not in the least resemble an instrument of warfare.


  • 5.5 cups flour
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp or 1 packet active yeast
  • crumbs of some sort: breadcrumbs are traditional, but we;ve used Triscuits, oatmeal, cornmeal, matza meal, etc. based on food allergies, other diet restrictions, and what was available--just about anything will work, as long as it keeps the bread from sticking.


Put sugar and yeast in water, make sure it foams. Pour into flour and salt mixture Knead Cover and let sit to rise 1-2 hours in a warm place. Punch down, take and form into two loaves. Put the loaves on a baking sheet that has been sprinkled liberally with the "bread crumbs" of choice. Let the loaves rise another 10 minutes, then brush with water. Put the loaves in the oven, and take a big pan of hot water and put it under the baking sheet. Bake at 350º for 35-45 min

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