Fresh White Bread by Chef_Dan

Ingredients

1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast 2-1/4 cups warm water (110 to 115) 3 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon salt 2 tablespoons canola oil 6-1/4 to 6-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

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, 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 9x5-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.