Made in the microwave: The toast is exceptional.
5 cups flour
2 tbl. dry yeast
1 tbl. sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 ½ cups milk
¼ tsp. soda
1 tbl. warm water
Combine 3 cups flour, yeast, salt, sugar. Heat milk until warm. Add to flour mixture and beat.
Stir in remaining flour. Cover and let rise one hour.
Dissolve soda in warm water, stir into flour mixture. Put batter (it will be sticky) into 2 greased glass loaf pans, let rise for 45 minutes to an hour.
Microwave one loaf at a time on high for five minutes (turning once halfway through if your microwave doesn’t have a turntable). Let rest in pan for five minutes, turn onto rack to cool.
This freezes well, just be sure it’s cool, slice, and freeze. Thaw one slice at a time, then toast.