Combine 4 1/2 tsp yeast with 2 Cups of really warm water
Wait and see if it starts working.
Add the following ingredients without stirring: 7 TB sugar, 1/4 C Oil, 1/2 Tsp salt, 4 Cups flour
Stir with plastic or wooden spoon in a circular motion (never use metal)
Add 1 - 1 1/2 cups of flour by kneeding it with your hand until it isn't sticking to your hand.
Put oil in the palm of your hand and pat 1 side of the dough and then flip so the oil side is down. Cover with towel and let it rise for 30 min to and hour or until doubled its size.
Split in 2 and either put in loaf pans or split each half into thirds, roll into strips and braid. Let it rise again 30-45 min and then Bake 20 min at 350 until lightly browned.