This is my all time favorite white bread recipe. It is a bit sweeter than regular white, it almost reminds me of Kings Hawaiian Sweet Bread. I got this recipe from allrecipes.com and many people choose to cut the sugar in half to make it less sweet. I like it just as it is and usually make some type of soup to serve with it.
* 2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
* 2/3 cup white sugar
* 1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
* 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
* 1/4 cup vegetable oil
* 6 cups bread* flour
1. In a large bowl (I do this directly into my Kitchen Aid bowl), dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.
2. Mix salt and oil into the yeast. (If using Kitchen Aid use dough hook) Mix in flour (*using bread flour is very important in order to keep the bread lighter in texture) one cup at a time. Knead dough (or mix with "KA" for at least 3 minutes...I find the longer the better) on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
3. Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes by hand, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.
4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.
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