-3 cups lukewarm water
-1/4 cup sugar
-1 1/2 Tbs yeast
-1/3 cup vegetable oil
-1 Tbs salt
-7-8 cups all purpose flour
In your mixer's bowl (if you don't have a stand-up mixer, you can mix it by hand) add the water,sugar and yeast. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
With the hook attachment on, turn the mixer on the low speed. Add the oil, salt and 7 cups of flour (1/2 cup at a time). Mix well. Knead until the dough is smooth, elastic, a bit sticky and pulls away from the bowl-about 10 minutes. Add more flour is the dough is too sticky.
Cover the bowl with the dough with plastic wrap (spray the plastic wrap with cooking spray so that the dough doesn't stick to it!). Place in warm spot in your kitchen and let it rise for an hour or until doubled in size. Mine really doubled! :)
Remove the loaves form the pans and immediately place on cooling rack. Slice and enjoy! YUM!