Get your cup of warm water and put it right into the bowl you’re going to mix the bread dough in. Sprinkle the yeast over the water.
Stir in the sugar, oil, salt, and one cup of the flour. Mix well. (If using a KitchenAid, use your wire beater attachment.)
Stir in the remaining flour using the hook beater. (If for some reason you feel like the dough is still too sticky, add a little more. Two and a half cups of flour always works perfectly for me.) Let the dough rest in the bowl for a few minutes, then put a little flour on the countertop and knead the dough for 5 to 10 minutes.
Shape the dough into a loaf and put into a large and greased loaf pan. (I like to grease it with butter to give the bread extra flavor. A simple way to do that is to take a paper towel and run it through soft butter. Then rub it all over the pan.)
And that’s it! This bread is seriously so good and really easy to make. Here are a couple more tidbits I have to say about this recipe:
- If you want to make crescent rolls or other rolls instead of a loaf of bread, the recipe makes about a dozen rolls. Bake them at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
- Prep for the recipe by getting all of your ingredients ready. Put the salt and sugar together in a little bowl, and also the oil in a little bowl. That way you can just throw everything in without having to sit there and measure as you go.
- When baking it is very important to measure everything exactly. Especially the flour. If you put too much in it can be too dry. Not enough will make it sticky and hard to knead.