Prep 35 mins
Cook 40 mins
This recipe is from the series "My Great Recipes". I have not yet made it, but it looks great!
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 5 -5 1⁄2 cups bread flour or 5 -5 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄4 cup oil
- 2 cups hot water (120F to 130F)
- Measure yeast, 2 cups of the flour, sugar, salt and oil into large mixing bowl, blending well. Stir in hot water and mix with spoon until mixture is smooth and satiny.
- Slowly add 3 cups more flour, mixing til dough pulls away from sides of bowl. Cover. Let rest for 10 minutes.
- Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and satiny.
- Place dough in greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, let rise in warm draft free place for about 1 1/2 hours until dough doubles in side.
- Punch dough down. Divide dough into 2 parts. Shape each into a loaf and place into 2 greased bread pans. Let rise again for about 1 1/2 hours until doubled.
- Bake at 375F for 40-45 minutes or til loaves sound like they are hollow when tapped and are golden in color.
- Remove from pans right away and brush with melted butter.
- (For Raisin Bread-Stir in 1 to 1 1/2 cups raisins before shaping into loaves.).
- (For Cinnamon Loaf-To shape, roll dough out to a 14x17 inch rectangle. Sprinkle with mixture of 2 Tbsp sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon. Roll up tightly to make loaf. Let rise and bake as for pla.
This was the first bread recipe I ever used back when I was in high school. It's easy, soft and delicious. Basic, but good!