Monday, September 9, 2013

Delicious Amish White Bread

You need to stop what you're doing and make this recipe. Wait, no. Continue what you're doing--since you're reading about the recipe. Then, once you're finished with the post, stop what you're doing and make this recipe. It is absolutely delicious, especially right out of the oven. Especially with a generous amount of butter melting on a warm slice. You will not regret your decision.

You'll Need:
  • 2 cups warm water 
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast (I used Rapid Rise)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup oil 
  • 6 cups flour
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, dissolve the sugar into warm water and stir in the yeast. An off-white foam will form on top of the sugar water mixture.
  3. When foam is creamy, mix salt and oil into the mixture. Add one cup of flour at a time until dough comes together.
  4. Knead dough on an oiled or floured surface until smooth. Cover with the bowl and allow to rise until mixture has doubled (1 hour). 
  5. Punch down and knead. Divide in half. Place each half into 9x5 non-stick (or oiled) pans. Cover with damp cloth and allow to rise for 30 minutes. 
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


Note: I originally found this recipe on the internet, jotted it down on a piece of paper, and have since lost the citation. The directions are rewritten and I have added and subtracted directions where necessary for what worked in my kitchen. 
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