Saturday, January 28, 2006

Amish White Bread Recipe

This is one of the easiest breads to make and although its white bread, its very tasty. As you can see in the picture, I love it toasted along with a cup of coffee for my breakfast.
You can "fool around" with the flours in this recipe and substitute some of the white flour for whole wheat or some other flours. This is the one white bread recipe I do make for the family once in a while to have a break from whole wheat.

Amish White Bread Recipe
2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/ 45 degrees C )
2/3 cups white sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoon active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups white flour

1. In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in the warm water, add yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam

2. Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Work in 5-6 cups of flour. Knead dough on a lightly floured level surface until smooth.
Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn once to coat the entire surface of the dough with oil. Cover with a clean damp cotton cloth. Allow dough to raise until double in size.

3. Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves and place into a well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pan. Allow to rise for 30 minutes or until the dough is 1 inch above the pans.

4. Bake in a 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. When you thump the top of the bread it should sound hollow.

For a buttery crust, take a stick of butter and run it across the tops of the hot bread.
Cool on a rack and enjoy
I double this recipe every time I make it since the bread goes so fast.


Inga Helene said...

I will try this recipe. It looks very good.


Carolyn said...

I promise I'll try it...looks like the bread machine is history! :o) Thanks!

Erin Christopher said...

Have mine rising in a bowl right now!!! Can't wait for dinner...

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