This recipe will take time and patience!
Makes two loaves.
Total Rising Time: 2 1/2 Hours
2 1/2 tsp. of active dry yeast
2 Cups warm water
1/4 Cup of sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Fine sea salt
2 1/2 Tbs. Olive Oil
6 Cups of Flour
Grab yourself an apron, things can get messy.
- In a large bowl pour in the warm water, then sprinkle the yeast out over the water. Let it sit until it gets foamy and bubbles a little. This can take awhile but helps the rising process.
- Next add sugar, salt, and oil. Mix it a little so there is no
- Add 2 cups of your flour and mix well. It will be a little clumpy.
- Start adding the remaining flour (4 cups) one cup at a time. It won’t be mixed in perfectly at this point.
- Spread some flour out on your countertop and start kneading the dough. This can take some elbow grease. It’s a great workout. You want the bread to be smooth when you’re done. If it is still sticky just keep sprinkling more flour on the dough until in becomes smooth.
- Rinse the large bowl out with hot water. This will make your bowl warm for the rising processes.
- Grease the bowl and place the dough in it, then grease the top of your dough. Put plastic wrap or a clean towel over the dough and place in a warm area.
Let rise until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours. It’s important that you let it rise fully. It will not bake properly if you don’t. This is where the most patience is needed.
- When the dough has risen, gently punch it down and divide dough in half.
- Spread each half of your dough out in a rectangle by using your finger tips.
- Roll it like a cinnamon roll. Place the seam side down into a greased loaf pan.
Cover the loaf pans and let them rise until they start to go higher than the pan. (more patience)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake 30-40 min (I always recommend going with the lowest amount of time and then check it. If it needs more time just set the timer for a few more minutes.), or until they start to turn golden brown and sounds hollow when you knock on the top.
- Brush with melted butter and move to a cooling rack.