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NO FAIL Amish White Bread

 Amish White Bread is the perfect beginner bread making recipe. A soft and tender loaf, that slices beautifully without crumbling or tearing.

I have always LOVED home baked bread. My mom would always treat us to fresh bread during the colder months and it was always one of our most anticipated meal times. From the smell of the bread baking when we got home from school, to slathering it with butter and watching it melt before taking that first mouthwatering bite; fresh bread has always been one of my weaknesses. It wasn't until years after moving out on my own and getting a bread machine for Christmas, that I started baking bread myself. Having a bread machine gave me the confidence I needed to ensure that my loaves turned out perfectly. 

It wasn't until I found this recipe for Amish white bread, that I started feeling more confident with my skills and eventually my bread machine started collecting dust in my cupboard. This recipe is so simple to make and the bread always turns out wonderfully. Pillowy soft, tender and chewy, it's the perfect bread for sandwiches and makes amazing toast! 

Amish White Bread

2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
5 1/2- 6 cups bread flour

In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in the warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam; about 5 minutes. Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time; stirring until well combined. Add only 1/2 of the last cup of flour and if dough is too tacky, gradually add in remaining 1/2 C, to achieve a dough that is moist, but does not stick to your hands. Turn out dough to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise until doubled in bulk; about 1 hour. Punch dough down and knead for a few minutes. Divide dough in half and shape into loaves. Place dough into TWO well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

NOTE: I use my Kitchenaid mix to knead my bread. I follow the above directions, mixing all ingredients into my mixer bowl and knead it with the dough hook at medium speed, for 10 minutes, before allowing to rise. 


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  1. I love all things bread! This one looks so soft and yummy, well done.

  2. Homemade bread is my weakness! Hot bread with a little butter--- I just fainted!

  3. homemade breads are the best! while kneading may not be easy for me but I like the effort put into it! Will try this soon.

  4. I have never made Amish bread before, but my mom used to when I was younger. I’ll have to try it for myself. :)

    1. It is so delicious and holds up perfectly for sandwiches!

  5. I absolutely love making my own bread! What a great recipe! I'll have to try this one out!

  6. Because I make my own bread, and have been making it for years, I decided to go for a bread maker:) It might sound lazy, but to me it's just a time saver. I make bread 3-4 times a week (the machine does, really!) so I'm saving a lot of time I desperately need for the blog:)) But the ingredients/quantities are similar - except no sugar for me (health reasons). Mom used to bake it all the time, and we would fight for the crusty edges:)

    1. I love my bread maker but don't really love the way it bakes my loaves. I use to use it just to make the dough, but found the kitchenaid to be just as simple (plus I don't have to go to the basement to grab my bread machine if I use my mixer)

  7. Breads are rich in complex carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are an important part of our diet as they provide us with energy. Our bread contains various B vitamins, including Thiamin (Vitamin B1) and Niacin (Vitamin B3) which are essential for releasing energy from food. Breads are rich in complex carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are an important part of our diet as they provide us with energy. Our bread contains various B vitamins, including Thiamin (Vitamin B1) and Niacin (Vitamin B3) which are essential for releasing energy from food. homemade speciality breads


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