Basic Frugal White Bread

This white bread does not take any special ingredients to make, so it both frugal and easy to make.

2 cups warm water
5 T white sugar or honey
1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup oil
5-6 cups flour

In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water: add yeast.

Mix in salt and oil. Work in the flour until dough no longer looks wet. Knead on a floured surface until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, turning to coat dough with oil. Cover and allow to rise until doubles, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Knead again and divide in half. Shape into two loaves and place in well oiled loaf pan. Allow to rise for another hour.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Loaves with be golden brown and sound hollow when done.

I have also used this recipe for rolls and soft breadsticks. You can substitute whole wheat flour for some of the flour if you prefer.

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