I make yeast bread regularly, and all I need is all-purpose flour for it. No special kind.. Here's the recipe I use.
4 and 3/4 cups of flour
one packet or 2. teaspoons of yeast
2 teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of butter/oil
2.5-3 cups of water (hot water)
Set aside one cup of flour
Mix in the yeast, sugar, and salt (Mix it really well with a fork. It helps keep it fluffy)
Mix the butter/oil with the water (I usually start with cold water, add the butter, and then microwave for 2 minutes in a ceramic bowl)
Add water to flour mixture, stirring in a circular motion pulling the flour up from the bottom.
Once it's in a loose-ish ball, start adding some of the set aside flour to get it into a firmer more manageable ball.
Once it's no longer too sticky, let sit for an hour until it doubles in size.
After it's doubled, knead it with more flour (as much as is needed to keep from sticking to you or the kneading surface. You can take out more than the cup advised for this)
Roll out into rectangles about 10x16"
Roll the rectangles up lengthwise into baguette-style rolls, fold the ends under them. Stick on a cookie sheet.
Let sit 4-6 hours until they have doubled in size again.
Bake 15-30 minutes at 425 until molasses brown on the outside.
When you take them out, grab them from the pan with an oven mitt or towel, wrap them in said towel until they cool. That keeps the crust crunchy but not overly hard.
And there you go
This is the bread I make at least once a week. My hubby loves it