In the past when I wanted home baked bread, I bought the frozen kind from the store, or a loaf of warm french bread. Both are more expensive and not that good for you. I searched and searched for a really easy recipe that could fix all of that for me and found one at allrecipes.com for Amish Friendship bread. With some tweaking, ended up with something really good and versatile for my family. Of course it had to be fast too and this one is. Give it a try and see what you think. My family is now upset if they don't get their bread fix at least every other day. This recipe makes two big loaves, so I freeze one to use one the next bread fix day. This means this takes me about 20 minutes prep time every four days, easy peezy, I can do that!
2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1/3 cup honey (you can use white sugar, but we are trying to get it out of our diet)
1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast (I use bakipan fast rising instant yeast)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups all purpose flour (you can use bread flour or wheat if you prefer)