What you need:
5 lbs unbleached flour
4 tablespoons salt
4 tablespoons yeast
4 tablespoons sugar
2 cups oil divided
6-8 cups of warm water
What you do:
In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, yeast and sugar.
Make a hole in the middle of flour mixture and add 1 cup of oil and 2 cups of water while mixing with oiled hands. Mix in sections and knead dough well slowly adding more water as needed.
Add oil to sides of bowl gradually as needed. If dough becomes too wet, add more flour.
Knead dough for about 20 minutes or until smooth and soft like a baby's bottom (that's what the Bread Lady said). When you are done you may have leftover oil and water.
Cover and let rise in a warm spot for 45 minutes. (Bread Lady uses a white cloth to cover.)
With oiled hands, punch down and knead for 10 minutes.
Cover and let rise until doubled (about 90 minutes).
Oil hands and pinch off dough into a ball about the size of a grapefruit. Work ball by kneading under until smooth on top, place on floured cloth and cover (should make about 20 balls).
Cover all balls and let rise 45 minutes.
Roll both sides of each ball on a floured surface, beginning with the first ball made. Roll to about 1 inch thick. Place dough back on the floured cloth (good side up). Cover and allow to rest for 30 minutes.
Bake at 480-500 degrees for 10 minutes.
Brush with oil.
There is nothing like freshly baked bread.
Eat all you can and freeze the rest.
PS- I would like to thank Papa for lending us his muscles to knead bread today!