Tuesday, September 2, 2014
2 pkg. yeast
3 c. warm water
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 Tbsp. salt
8 - 8 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
Dissolve yeast in 1/2 c. warm water. Add 1 Tbsp. sugar and let stand about 5 min. - until foamy.
Add remaining water and sugar. Beat in oil, salt and 4 c. flour until smooth. Add enough flour (1/2 c. at a time) to make a soft dough. Knead 6 to 8 minutes.
Place in a greased bowl. Let rise 45 minutes or until doubled.
Punch down. Divide into 18 pieces. Shape each into an oval (or however you'd like). Place 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Cut 1/4 inch slash across the top. Rise at least 20 min.
Bake at 400 for 13 to 18 minutes. Cool on wire racks.