Sweet Sourdough Bread

Basic Sweet Sourdough Bread

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups warm water

1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)

1 cup fed sweet sourdough starter

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon salt

6 cups all-purpose flour + some additional

In a large bowl, combine sugar, water, and yeast; stir together. Set aside until the yeast bubbles, then add starter, oil, and salt. Stir in flour 1 cup at a time. Turn dough out onto floured surface and fold dough over gently several times, working in additional flour a little at a time as needed until dough is no longer sticky. Place dough in a large greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise until doubled. Punch down dough and shape into two loaves. Place in greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pans and let rise again. Bake at 325 degrees F for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Brush tops of loaves with melted butter.

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