Amish White Bread

I love this bread submitted by Peg! It’s a bit dense, sweet and tastes good with butter. And since I know that my mother likes to eat it with less sugar, I did not use the recommended amount of sugar. Well, I’m sure if you put less sugar, your elderly in the family will appreciated the bread even more:)

Ingredients To Prepare:

  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 6 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Oven Bake Instructions:

  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.
  3. 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.
  4. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  5. Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half.
  6. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9×5 inch loaf pans.
  7. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

Bread Machine Bake Instructions:

  1. Put in the ingredients according to your bread machine’s manual.
  2. Choose White Bread Cycle and press start.
  3. Wait till the dough has risen once and the machine is starting to knead again, then reset the bread machine.
  4. Start the bread machine and let it run through the cycle until the bread is done.