Saturday, September 30, 2017

Amish White Bread

 There's nothing in the world like "Gram's Amish White Bread" recipe absolutely mouth watering delicious. As a matter of fact, once the aroma from the bread cooking escapes your kitchen a line will quickly develop for a slice.


2 cups warm water (110O F or 45O C)
2/3 cup white sugar
1 ½ Tablespoons active dry yeast
1 ½ Teaspoon Sea Salt
¼ Cup vegetable oil
6 Cups +/- Flour or Gluten-Free all purpose flour


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

Add the yeast and stir until it has dissolved.

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

Mix in the sea salt.

Begin adding one cup of the flour at a time to the yeast mixture.

If you’re not using mixer knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth; no lumps.

Place in a well-oiled bowl and turn dough to coat the outside layer of the dough.

Cover with a damp cloth; barely damp not dripping wet.

Place in a warm draft free area and allow to rise until doubled in size; about 1 hour to 1 ½ hours.

Remove cloth and punch dough down.

Knead for a for 1 to 2 minutes.

Divide in half and shape into loaves.

Place into two well-oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans and turn dough to coat the outside layer of the dough.

Clover with damp cloth; barely damp not dripping wet.

Allow to rise 30 to 45 minutes or until the dough rises 1 inch above rim of bread pan.

Preheat over 375 degrees 8-10 minutes.

Lower temp. to 350 degrees F. for 35 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Remove pans oven and turn pans upside-down to allow for the bread to fall out of the pan.

Place bread on cooling racks for 30-45 minutes before the hungry hounds hoards hound you out of a slice of warm bread.


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