Monday, June 15, 2009

Amish White Bread

This recipe makes super DELICIOUS white bread.  I found this recipe on the allrecipes website while visiting my in-laws who happen to live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  No, they are not Amish but they are basically next door neighbors! It's so neat to see the Amish lifestyle while driving alongside their horse and buggies and passing by all of the laundry lines filled with clothes waiting to dry.  

This makes a sweeter dough and would be great to use as rolls or cinnamon rolls if you choose not to make loaves.     


2 C warm water
2/3 C white sugar
1 1/2 T active dry yeast
1 1/2 t salt
1/4 C vegetable oil
6 C flour


In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in the warm water, then add the yeast.  Allow yeast to activate and foam.
Add salt and oil into the yeast mixture.  Add flour, one cup at a time, to the mixture.  
Knead dough until smooth.  
Spray another large bowl with cooking spray.
Place the dough in the oiled bowl and cover with cloth or plastic wrap.
Allow to rise until dough doubles.
Punch down dough and knead for a few minutes; divide in half.
Shape into loaves and place in two greased 9x5 loaf pans.
Cover with cloth and allow to rise until double.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. 

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