Prep 40 mins
Cook 40 mins
If you don't have a bread machine, this is the easiest yeast dough recipe by far. There is no overbearing yeast flavour and it is a good dense bread. Please note: time to make includes rising time.
- 5 cups white all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons yeast (or 2 x 7g pkts)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups warm-hot water
- 1⁄4 cup cooking oil
- Put 4 cups of the flour, yeast, sugar and salt into large bowl.
- Pour in hot water and oil and mix until combined- it will be sticky.
- Add the remaining flour in increments until dough is no longer sticky.
- Knead for about 5 minutes until dough is elastic and smooth.
- Place dough back into bowl and cover with a damp teatowel and let it rise until double its size- about 1/2 hour.
- Punch it down and divide dough into two pieces.
- Roll pieces long enough to fill two well oiled loaf pans and leave to rise until dough has reached the rim of the pan.
- Bake at 400F for 40 minutes.
- Rub hot breads with water and wrap in a teatowel to'sweat' to soften the crust.
Easy and fast. I exchanger 2cups white flour for 2 cups whole wheat. Also added 12 cup flax seed and 12 cup sunflower or seeds. It's a nice moist bread that seems to lend itself, easily to slight alterations in flour type and additions of nuts, seeds or even dried fruit.
Made a ham & cheese roll-up with one half and cinnamon raisin with the other. Tasty!
This is a wonderful recipe! I added grated parmesan and rosemary to one half of the batch and parmesan and jalapenos to the other. It turned out beautiful and delicious. Thanks for sharing!