2 c water 5 c flour, white 2 T sugar 2 t salt 3 t active dry yeast 2 eayolk only egg 2 T water
Preheat oven to 375 deg F.
In a measuring cup, dissolve the sugar in the water, then stir in the yeast. Allow yeast to proof.
Mix salt to the flour and add to the yeast one cup at a time. Knead dough on lightly floured surface until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, and cover with a damp cloth. Place bowl somewhere warm, and allow to rise until doubled - about an hour.
Punch down dough, and knead for a few minutes. Divide dough into four equal parts, roll into loaves and taper ends. Place loaves onto greased cookie sheets. Using a sharp knife, make deep diagonal cuts into the loaves every 2-3 inches.
Allow dough to rise until doubled in size - about 30 minutes.
Mix egg yolk with 2 tablespoons of water, and brush over tops of loaves. Bake loaves at 375 deg F until golden brown - about 20-25 minutes .