Monday, January 31, 2011

Mastering Domestic Skills: White Bread

Amish White Bread


  • 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 (I've never used oil and loved it)
  • 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.

It turned out so well! I am hooked from now on we will have home made bread in our home. The recipe made 2 loaves and we have eaten one already!


Brooke said...


vanessa said...

Please bring me a loaf

Chelsey said...

YUM!! I'll have to try that recipe!

Laura said...

i am making it today!! Vanessa i can give you the 2nd loaf!

Laura said...

the dough is raising in the pans.. i hope it turns out well!!