Homemade White Bread

There is nothing like the smell of fresh bread coming from the oven until you take that first bite of warm, soft bread slathered with butter, then there’s nothing like the taste of homemade bread.

I just love fresh homemade bread. There is nothing like it. I have tried several recipes that I just could not love. I finally came across this recipe in an old recipe box that was bought at a yard sale. I can honestly say, “I Love This Recipe.”

Now, I am not one who can make bread by hand. But I do use my Kitchen Aid. When I first started making bread, I used a bread machine to do all the kneading. I did try baking the bread in the machine and did not like it one bit. Of course, the hole in the bottom with the paddle stuck inside, did not help the matter either.

Homemade White Bread

2 cups warm water
1/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups bread flour

In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.

Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth.

Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down.
Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half.

Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9×5 inch loaf pans.

Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

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