4 cups flour (white or combination of wheat or other grains)
2 cups warm water
2 tsp. salt
3 T sugar
1 package yeast
Add yeast to 1 cup of the warm water and let sit for 5 minutes.
Combine flour, sugar, salt and yeast water. Add just enough of the 2nd cup of warm water to hold ingredients together. Blend with a spoon until it is all "stuck" together. Set aside and let rise for 45 minutes in a warm place. (Or place in the refrigerator for a slower rise throughout the day)
Punch down and form loaves, braids, rolls, etc. Let rise an additional 30-60 minutes. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes for bread loaves, or until golden brown for rolls.