Amish White Bread

12
Servings
2-3h
Prep Time
30m
Cook Time
2h 30m
Ready In


"This is a delicious white bread. A bit sweeter; even though I even cut back on the sugar when I make it; but many people enjoy the 'sweeter' taste. For me, it is a fantastic breakfast bread; or even, just a slice with a bowl of soup or stew. It is one of my favorite recipes."

Original recipe yields 12 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (118.6 g)
  • Calories 300.4
  • Total Fat - 7.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.5 mg
  • Sodium - 302.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 55 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.8 g
  • Sugars - 11.4 g
  • Protein - 8.5 g
  • Calcium - 22.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

Yeast ... In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in the warm water; then stir in the yeast. Allow it to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam and bubbly (3-7 minutes).

Step 2

Then, add the oil and the salt into the yeast mixture and mix well. Slowly add the flour 1 cup add a time, mixing well to incorporate. Once the dough has been completely mixed; add the dough to a pastry/cutting board - well dusted with flour, and knead the dough until it is smooth and well combined (about 3-5 minutes),

Step 3

Dough ... Add the dough into an oiled bowl, and cover with a damp cloth. Let it rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Make sure it is in a place away from; drafts, air conditioning, or bright sunlight.

Step 4

Once the dough has doubled, transfer back to a floured cutting board, and punch down the dough; and knead for another 2-3 minutes using the palm of your hand and folding the dough over several times.

Step 5

Prepare the Bread ... Divide in dough in half and shape into 2 loafs. Add each loaf to a oiled bread pan. I use a non-stick spray. Allow to rise another 30 minutes or so, until it approximately 1" over the top edge of the pan. Then, I like to cut 3 small slits on an angle into the top of the bread. This isn't necessary; but, it makes a pretty presentation.

Step 6

Bake ... Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake on the middle shelf for 30 minutes until golden brown. The last minute, I brush the butter on the top.

Step 7

Then, remove from the oven, let it cool 5-10 minutes in the pan; then remove from the pan and set on a rack to finish cooling. It is best to cool on a wire rack vs a plate, so the bottom does not get soggy. A wire rack will allow the bread to cool evenly.

Step 8

Serve ... Butter up and ENJOY!

Tips & Variations


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