Easy Country White Bread

My friend Rodica posted a picture of this bread on Facebook.  Yes, I did start to drool!  :)  I made it as soon as I could fit it into my schedule.  It's actually very easy and fairly quick for homemade bread.  On top of it all, it is delicious!  I also love the fact that when I sliced it, it didn't collapse, like other homemade breads do.  This is definitely a keeper!  Delicious!  Enjoy!
 Ingredients:
-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
Directions:
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! :)
Punch the dough down and divide it into two.  Form 2 loaves and place them in greased 9" pans (just coat them with some cooking spray, including on the sides).  Coat some plastic wrap with cooking spray and cover the loaves.  Again, let it rise until the top of the dough is a couple of inches higher than the pans (about 1 hour).
 Preheat the oven to 375 F.  Remove the plastic wrap and bake for 25 minutes.
Remove the loaves form the pans and immediately place on cooling rack.  Slice and enjoy!  YUM!
Recipe slightly adapted from here.

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