I make this bread once to twice a week… its a great basic almost no fail bread! I’ve been making this since early 2011… its a very rare thing for me to buy a loaf from the store (unless I’m sick) I know people think making your own bread takes too much time… but they are wrong… you put about 10 mins in at the beginning and then its five mins here five mins there… its really just a lot of rising and baking time.
Try out this pretty simple recipe… only 6 basic ingredients!
Amish White Bread
- 2 cups warm water (about 110-120 degrees)
- 2/3 cups white sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbls yeast
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 6 cups flour
- Put sugar in bowl and add water
- Sprinkle yeast on top and let dissolve 5-15 minutes.
- Add salt, oil and half the flour mix together.
- Add remaining flour change to dough hook and mix.
- Pull out on lightly floured surface and knead shortly to form a soft round ball.
- Place in greased bowl flipping to cover both sides.
- Top with saran wrap or damp warm towel.
- Set aside in draft free area and let rise till doubles in size (about 1 hour).
- Remove cover and punch down.
- Lay out on lightly floured surface and cut in half.
- Flatten out in rectangle and jelly roll into a loaf.
- Pinch ends together and place in greased 9×5 bread pan.
- Cover and let rise till double in size (about 30 mins.)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Once double in size bake for 25 minutes.
- Pull out and brush top with butter.
- Let rest for 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack.
*Baker’s notes: I’ve decreased the sugar down to 1/4 or 1/3 a cup … I’ve also cut the oil down to 2 TBLS or substituted the oil for butter and it’s all turned out great!!
For step by step tutorial follow photos.
(Note I forgot pictures of the first few steps… here’s the details)
Put sugar in bowl and add water give it a lil stir to dissolve and sprinkle yeast over the top… let it set till it gets foamy 5-15 mins then add the salt, oil & 3 cups flour and mix. If your using a mixer change it out to your dough hook and add the remaining 3 cups flour, mix till its formed a ball and pull it out… knead it a little more to form a soft round ball, place it into a greased bowl and flip it so its grease on both sides… top it with saran wrap or warm damp cloth let rise and follow the remaining directions on the other pictures!
Now you know why I make this weekly… I just can’t bring myself to buying bread from the store anymore!
If you get this down… try my Easy French Bread with dinner one night… So yummy!!
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Recipe found on Allrecipes