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Amish White Bread Loaves

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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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Myron Hancock on 1.16.2015

Hi yall, me again. I love this bread, it’s so easy and delicious.
I have one problem. I only have 11 X 5 X 2 3/4 loaf pans, does anyone know what these loafs are? 1 lb or 1 1/4 lb? Does anyone know how to increase the recipe for these pans? Thanks in advance, and Carla thanks for sharing this recipe.

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Myron Hancock on 1.14.2015

Awesome recipe, first ever bread making. This bread would make awesome cinnamon rolls.

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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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Myron Hancock on 1.21.2015

Wanted to try my hand at bread making, but was intimidated by it. Since I found this recipe, I am no longer worried about making bread. This is by far the easiest recipe I have read and understood. I have made this bread three times in one week so far and it rarely makes past the second day. It’s a good thing I have AP, Whole wheat, rye and bread flour cus I am going thru a lot of flour. Lol. After ready all the comments and reviews, I have made this bread using only 1/3 cup of sugar. I plan on trying to make it into cinnamon rolls this weekend. If I get to make them i will let all know how it came out.

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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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