Basic Homemade Bread

Basic Homemade Bread

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  • 1

    package (¼ ounce) active dry yeast

  • 2-¼

    cups warm water (110° to 115°)

  • 3

    tablespoons sugar

  • 1

    tablespoon salt

  • 2

    tablespoons canola oil

  • 6-¼ to 6-¾

    cups all-purpose flour

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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 to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 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. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide dough in half. Shape each into a loaf. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 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. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).


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