5 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour *
Combine 3 cups of the flour, yeast, sugar, salt and soda. Heat milk and water until very warm, 120°F to 130°F. Pour liquids into dry mixture, and beat well. Mix in the remaining flour.
Grease two 8-1/2 x 4-1/2-inch bread pans, and sprinkle them with cornmeal. Spoon the dough into the pans. Sprinkle additional cornmeal on top of the loaves. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes, or till the dough is cresting over the rims of the pans. Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes. Remove loaves from pans and cool on a wire rack. Makes 2 loaves.