6 cups all-purpose flour
2 packages yeast
1 Tbs. sugar
2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 cups milk
1/2 cup water
Grease two loaf pans and coat them in a thin layer of cornmeal.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine 3 cups of the flour, yeast, sugar and salt.
Heat the milk and water in a microwave-safe bowl until very warm. (It took me approximately 4 minutes) Add the warm water to the stand mixer bowl. Using the dough hook attachment, begin to mix the ingredients together.
Gradually add in the remaining 3 cups of flour until the dough forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
Divide the dough in half and gently press each half into the prepared loaf pans. Sprinkle the tops of the loaves with more cornmeal. Cover and allow to rise for 45 minutes.
Bake in the oven on 350 for 25 minutes, or until loaves turn a golden-brown color.