- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, yeast, and salt. Mix well.
In a separate bowl, combine the warm water, sugar, and vegetable oil. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for about 5-7 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with a towel. Allow it to rise in a warm place for about an hour, or until it has doubled in size.
Punch down the dough and shape it into a loaf. Place it in a greased loaf pan and cover with a towel. Allow it to rise for another 30 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Bake the bread for about 30-35 minutes, or until it is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.
Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
Enjoy your homemade American-style bread!