There is something so comforting about fresh bread. The aroma filling the house. The softness of its texture. The flavour that is delicate but immense. All of these things help make a kitchen a home. This recipe is easy to follow and you don’t need a bread maker to do the job. They just take up space in your cupboard. One of the best things about making your own bread is having the grandchildren or children help. They are always amazed by how it goes. Served with soft butter any way you want. Whether it be a Egg Salad Sandwich, Ultimate Brunch Sausage Sarnie or a simple piece of toast. Everything works when the bread is fresh.
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, salt, oil and 3 cups flour.
- Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, to form a soft dough.
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 8-10 minutes.
- Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top.
- Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
- Punch dough down. (Good Fun)
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide dough in half. Shape each into a loaf.
- Place in two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans.
- Cover and let rise until doubled, 30-45 minutes.
- Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
- Enjoy because it's hard not to.