- 2 cups warm water (or 1 1/2 cup warm milk, 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 T active dry yeast
- 1 T sugar
- 5 1/2 to 6 cups flour
- 2 tsp salt
Add the yeast to the water (or water and milk combination). Add sugar and let bubble.
Measure 2 cups of the flour into the bowl. Stir in salt, then add the remaining flour, 1 cup at a time.
Place the ball in a ball greased with vegetable oil and turn to coat.
Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a draft-free area for 1 to 2 hours, or until it has doubled in size.
Make the bears and let them rise again for about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven 400 degrees and bake the bread for 20 minutes.