Best Homemade White Bread
My family loves this bread for sandwiches, toast, French toast or just have it as a side with any meal.
Servings: 2 loaves
- 2 cups warm water
- 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 2 packets active dry yeast 1/4 ounce size
- 1/4 cup oil I use Canola
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Put the two cups of warm water in a large mixing bowl. Add the white sugar and yeast and stir to dissolve. Let set for about five minutes before adding oil, salt, honey and flour mixing each time with a spoon until dough comes together in the bowl.
Spread some flour on a board or your counter top and pour dough out. Knead for about four minutes. Grease a large crock or bowl with oil, add the dough, turn dough over once so both sides will be greased. Cover dough with a damp cloth and let rise for one hour in a warm place. (I warm my oven for a few minutes, then turn it off and put dough on the shelf in the oven to rise.)
Next, remove dough, punch down and cut into two pieces. Knead and shape the dough and place into two 9 x 5 baking pans that have been greased. Cover with damp cloth and let rise another 40 minutes in a warm place. Once dough has risen a second time, bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. Brush with melted butter while still hot, let cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing. Makes 2 loaves.