Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gramm's Amish White Bread

"Gramm's Amish White Bread" is one of my son-in-law's favorite home baked bread recipes. I have to admit her home-baked bread is absolutely delicious. Her recipe will give you two loaves of plain, sweet white bread that are quick and easy to make.

Recipe Provided By: H. Westefeld

2 cups warm water (110 F or 45 C)
2/3 cup white sugar or Splenda Granulated
1 1/2 Tablespoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 Tablespoons salt or sea salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil or extra virgin olive oil
+/- 6 cups flour

In a large bowl dissolve the sugar in the warm water.

Stir in yeast.

Allow to proof until the yeast resembles a creamy foam; about 10-15 minutes.

Then mix salt and flour into the yeast (adding flour into the mixture one cup at a time).

If you are using a mixer, knead the dough on a lightly  floured surface until smooth.

Coat a large bowl with the oil.

Place dough in the bowl and genitally turn the dough until it is fully coated.

Cover with a damp cloth and place in a warm draft free area and allow to rise until it doubles in size; about one hour.

Then punch dough down, knead for a few minutes, and divide then the dough in half.

Shape into loaves.

Coat two 9 x 5 loaf pans with the oil.

Place loves in the pans.

Cover with a damp cloth and place in a warm draft free area and allow to rise 30 minutes or until the dough has risen one inch above the rim of the loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 to 40 minutes.

Remove from the oven and while hot turn bread out of the pan and place on a cooling rack.

Let rest for 30 to 45 minutes and serve.

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