Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Amish White Bread

I have been looking for a good white bread recipe. I finally found this one at All Recipes. I am really pleased with it. I think the only change I will make when I try a second loaf (maybe tomorrow!) will be to cover it and let it sit an hour on the second rise rather than the 30 min recommended. I think this will be a good bread to make lunch sandwiches for Chris to take with him to work!

Here is the recipe, it's easy and simple!
2 cups warm water (110
degrees F/45 degrees C)
2/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups bread flour

1. In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.
2. Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
3. 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.
4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

If you make it, I hope you enjoy it like we are! Nothing better than the smell of fresh baked bread in your house. OK, well, maybe the taste of that fresh baked bread with melted butter on it!


  1. not sure if my comment went thru so here I am again :) Jinx! Great minds think alike! I have always used a machine but never again . My family says it is best I've ever made ;) I pray you are well!! tender hugs!

  2. {giggle} I laughed so hard when I saw your blog post! LOL I don't use my bread machine either. I am in total love with using my kitchen aide. It finally dawned on me a few weeks ago that I could use it for bread (duh). I had been making Chris knead for me because I am having issues with my hands. And it clicked, "hey! I have a dough hook!" LOL

    I am doing well.....hope you are too! :)

  3. Thanks for this Bobbi! I needed a new bread recipe, as ours isn't the best. Will let you know how it turns out :)

    Be blessed!

  4. you are welcome Stephanie! I think you will love it! :)



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