Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Amish White Bread

Here is a very basic white bread recipe.It easy and great for beginning bakers and also a standard bread for the more experienced baker.

Amish White bread

2 cups warm water (110 degrees)
2/3 cup white sugar
2 TBS active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups white flour

1. In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.

2. Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time, sifting it in. Kneed dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth (about 8-10 minutes). Place in a well oiled bowl and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about an hour or two.

3. Punch down dough, knead for a few minutes and divide in half. Shape into loaves and place into two well oiled 9x5 loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes or until dough has risen at least one inch above the pans.

4. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Turn out onto rack to cool before slicing.

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