This is just about the yummiest homemade bread. It is a soft, chewy, light delightful chunk of homemade goodness. This bread is whiter than white and really is best that way. Hey come on, you can have white bread every once in awhile. I promise it is okay.
This recipe is FAST and super easy. You have four loves in about 2 hours. Once they are done, you may be down to 3 loaves in under 10 minutes....yes it is so good that one loaf very well might be inhaled in just 10 minutes.
This recipe is a little step weird to explain so I am actually including pictures with it.
Let's make some bread!
Measure 5 cups of HOT water.
Add 2/3 cups sugar
add 2/3 cups oil
Add 2 tablespoons salt
Whisk the mixture for about 30 seconds...yes I actually count
Then add 1 1/2 cups bread flour
Whisk again, yup for another 30 seconds
Your mixture should look smooth like this-
Add 1 tablespoon of yeast
Mix for 10 seconds, say what? Only 10...yes because you will repeat these steps with two more tablespoons of yeast. Making 3 tablespoons totally and 30 seconds total.
Okay, rings off ladies. Now we need to add 10 more cups of bread flour.
Why rings off? Well 'cause of course it is better to mix with your hands.
Incorporate all of the flour. Lightly knead it in the bowl just to mix. It will be a lumpy soft, sticky dough. Your hands will be a hot mess.
Wash your hands. Cover the bowl with a hand towel and set your timer for 20 minutes.
After the 20 minutes, pour some oil on a large surface. Plop...yes I said plop...out your dough onto your surface.
Separate the dough into four equal pieces
For each piece you will, FIRST shape dough into this little rectangle type shape
Then you will roll it out following the length of the dough. You will want it close to uniform in width, but obviously as you can see in my picture is doesn't matter. You just want to make sure the dough is stretched out lengthwise.
Starting at one end, roll the dough up on itself to create a "loaf"
Put the "loaf" into a baking pan that you have sprayed with cooking spray.
REPEAT with the other 3 pieces of dough.
Put into your NON-PREHEATED oven.
Close the door and set it to 200 degrees. Let the dough rise in your oven for 20 minutes.
When the 20 minutes is up, WITHOUT opening the door, turn up the heat to 325 and cook for another 30-35 minutes. (In my oven it is 35 but that is because my oven runs cool).
Your bread is done with the top is golden delicious.
Leave in pans just for a few minutes then turn out onto a cooling rack.
By now your children and hubby will be swarming and begging you for a piece of warm, yummy bread. Don't fight it, just give in and let them have the joy of a warm piece of bread.
Slice it up...
Slap some butter on it...
This bread is best for just slicing up, toast and french toast.
It will work for sandwiches, but is soft and may crumble easily.