1 cup warm water¼ cup granulated sugar2 tablespoon yeast⅓ cup canola oil1 egg1 ½ teaspoon salt3 to 3 ½ cups flour1 egg whisked with 1 tablespoon water to brush on top
In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Add yeast; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the canola oil, egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough. Knead for 5 minutes. Form dough into a smooth ball. Keeping the dough in the bowl, spray with non-stick spray and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes. Punch down dough. Knead for 1 minute. Take the dough and cut it evenly in two. Form each into a loaf by rolling it into an oblong shape then tucking and pinching the ends under the loaf. Place each loaf in a bread pan. Brush thoroughly with egg mixture. Let loaf sit while oven is preheating to 400 degrees F, or about 10 minutes. It bakes at a higher temp than other bread recipes. Make sure your oven rack is on a lower setting so that the top doesn't burn! Bake for 30-40 minutes, until outside is golden brown and internal temperature of loaf registers 195-200 degrees. Let cool. Slice & enjoy with butter!