Melt yeast in water for about 5 minutes. Mix together rest of ingredients. Leave dough to rise, lightly oiled and covered. Divide in two pieces after rising. Shape into loaves and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet or pizza stones. Lightly dust loaves with flour and slash loaves. Cover bread with a towel and let rise for another 30 minutes.
Prepare pans of water to accompany bread in oven. Leave water on shelf beneath bread. Preheat oven to 230 C (450 F). Cook until bread is browned, for about 30 minutes.