Versatile sweet bread
In your mixer or a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast.
Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam 5-10 minutes
Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough with a mixer or by hand for 10-15 minutes Place in a well oiled bowl. Cover and place in a dark warm space. Allow first rise to begin ( about an hour).
Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes.