2 cups warm water (almost hot)
4 tsp. yeast
1 tbsp sugar
Combine together and let rise for 5 minutes.
1/4 cup oil
5 cups bread flour
2 tsp. salt
Shaping and Rising:
loaf pans or cookie sheet
Add to yeast mixture and knead until smooth and elastic. I use my Kitchen Aid mixer w/ the dough hook to do this. If you have a mixer with a dough hook, it makes this process MUCH easier! Cover and let rise for 20-25 minutes. Then punch dough down and make into 2 loaves.
Here's the trick to get your bread to come out right. You need to roll out the bread into a rectangle, then roll up into a loaf, like you would when making cinnamon rolls. Lightly slice top of bread to get diagonal cut look when baked. Let loaves rise (I put my loaves on separate cookie sheets) for 20-25 minutes.
Bake on 350° for 20-25 minutes, until top of loaves are golden brown. Let bread cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing.
Note: View photos on the BYC Forum @ https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/ viewtopic.php?id=120918&p=1
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