Friday, July 24, 2009

Amish White Bread!


Amish White Bread Recipe

2 cups warm water (110F)
2/3 cups white sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons 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, about 10 minutes.

2. Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Work in 6 cups of flour.


Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Place in 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 rise until double in size. (Mine took about an hour).


3. Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves and place into well oiled 9x5 loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes.

4. Bake in a 350F oven for 30 minutes. When you thump the top of the bread it should sound hollow.

For a buttery crust, brush hot loaves with butter. Cool on a rack and enjoy!


  1. I have always had a very difficult time with bread. I use my bread maker most of the time, because kneading and me just don't get along! Your bread looks great! Well done you!

  2. I'm like Marie. I haven't had any luck wit making yeasty-type of breads. Yours looks great though!

  3. Anxious to give this a try.

    Wondering what consistency is? Soft and doughy, or thick and chewy?

    Thx in advance.

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