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Amish White Bread Loaves

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Level: Easy

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Description

Two perfect loaves of home made bread. Of all the bread I’ve ever made, this one slices perfectly for sandwiches. I’ve made it with bread flour, my ground whole white wheat flour, or all purpose flour and it turns out great every time. Of course, that end slice has to be tested whenever it comes out of the oven!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Warm Tap Water (test On Your Wrist, Should Be Warm Like A Baby Bottle)
  • 1-½ Tablespoon Dry Yeast
  • ⅔ cups Sugar, Use 1 Teaspoon Of This In With Yeast Mixture
  • 1-½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ cups Oil
  • 5-½ cups Bread Flour, Or Whole Wheat, Or All Purpose Flour
  • Melted Butter, For Brushing The Top Of Finished Loaves, Optional

Preparation

Put water, yeast, and 1 teaspoon of sugar in a bowl, set aside for 10 minutes while yeast proofs.

Meanwhile pour the rest of the sugar as well as the salt, oil and flour into mixer bowl. When yeast proofs, add to other ingredients in mixer bowl and using a dough hook, mix for 8 minutes on 1 or 2 setting.

Pour into a large greased bowl and set aside for 1-1/2 hours if using bread flour. When through rising, punch dough down and divide the dough in half. By hand, fold and shape dough into two loaves and place in two 9 x 4 greased loaf pans. Let rise for 30-45 minutes. Bake at 325 degrees (F) for 35 minutes.

Turn out of pans onto a cooling rack and brush tops with butter. Test for doneness by thumping on bottom of loaf – it should sound hollow. Cut end off, slather on butter and eat!!!

(If you use all purpose flour, rising time will not be as long. The prep time includes first rising time. It only takes about 15 mnutes to actually get this ready to rise. On dry days 5-1/2 cups of flour works up great, with high humidity you may have to use a little more flour.)

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Jo Layne Cafasso on 6.5.2013

This bread is the most delicious bread I’ve ever eaten…ever! Since I discovered your recipe two weeks ago, I’ve made it every two days ever since! We are going through it like crazy…French toast, butter and honey, peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches, and on and on. Divine! And so easy too!

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cherylovesfood on 4.3.2012

I don’t know if anyone else had this problem but it was not done after 30 minutes at 325F. The next time I did 15 @ 350, then 15 @ 325, then 15 more @ 350. They’re a bit crusty on top (but some people like that) but they’re cooked all the way through even though you can’t knock on the bottom (too soft).

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scrappychica13 on 6.10.2011

Wow amazing bread! I just pulled my loaves out and oh my goodness is it delish! Thanks for sharing

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bradfordbaker on 3.30.2011

Great recipe. I tried two other ones over the weekend. Bad results. This was easy. I especially like that it uses a bread hook to do the mixing/kneading for me as I have RA. Delicious!! A must try. Thank you for posting it!!

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Carla P on 3.25.2011

thanks everyone. This is a wonderful bread, and as you can see by different posts, cutting the sugar or salt is not a problem. Or replacing the sugar with honey. Enjoy!

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Laura on 5.31.2012

Just moved out of state and can no longer buy the kind of sandwich bread my family loved in our old home (they don’t make it here). I decided to give up on store bought bread because everything we’ve tried is a)expensive and b)nasty tasting. I looked around for a long time to find a good recipe, and chose this one based on it’s great reviews. I originally was going to half the recipe, but last minute decided not to and I’m so glad I didn’t- we’ve gone through a whole loaf since I made it, and are going to finish the 2nd one with French toast for dinner tonight! Awesome, thick, chewy and tasty! And cheap :) A little sweet, so I might try cutting the sugar in half next time so it will work better for sandwiches, but we loved it as written as well :)

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cherylovesfood on 2.14.2012

Wow! It worked great but you weren’t kidding it’s sweet! I’ll definitely cut the sugar at least in half next time. But will for sure make this again as it was very simple and very good. Thanks!

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jencooksalot on 1.8.2012

So easy to make! I also decreased the sugar this batch. Tasted fantastic!! Thanks for sharing.

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carnivoregirl on 10.8.2011

I just tried my first slice (still warm, slathered in butter.) I did cut the sugar back to 1/3 cup to avoid it being too sweet. This bread is easy and so yummy!

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jess on 8.24.2011

this bread is fabulous, SO good as breakfast toast! It’s easy, and I love that it makes two loaves– one for now and one for the freezer!

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