I’ve been baking bread on Tuesdays for the past couple months and I’m so enjoying it. I feel so Martha Stewart like…working with my hands, being all homemakerish…anyway….oh, I almost forgot…the smell of baking bread that fills my house and makes my mouth water. Then when I get it out of the oven and cut off the end piece (my favorite part) and butter it…mmm, mmm, goodness.
I found this no fuss recipe on All Recipes and have used it ever since.
It sure is delicious and super easy too!
Amish White Bread
- 2 cups warm water
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 6 cups bread flour (I use 1/2 white flour and 1/2 wheat flour)
- In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.
- Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
- Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9×5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.