Amish White Bread is one of my all-time favorite bread recipes. It’s a simple bread with a hint of sweetness that goes really great with jelly and jam.
It seems like so many of us are making bread at home right now. We’ve been doing the same! What kind of bread is your favorite?
Amish White Bread
For me, I really like to make bread that tastes yummy but is simple to do. There are many more complicated breads but why make those when you can do it easy!
Ingredient’s You’ll Need
- Water. Hot water that is at least 100 degrees.
- Sugar. This is the part that makes it sweet!
- Butter. We use melted butter for this but you can use vegetable oil in a pinch.
- Flour. Any brand will do.
- Yeast. Red Star Yeast is our favorite. It makes the best bread, and it will make your bread rise like it should.
Amish Sweet Bread Recipe
- Heat the water. Use a thermometer and heat some water in the microwave until it gets to 100-110 degrees.
- Mix. Combine the water, sugar and yeast. Stir and let it sit for half an hour.
- Add ingredients. Next, add in the salt and flour and butter and knead. Cover the dough in melted butter.
- Heat your oven. Turn the oven on for 1 minute. Make sure you don’t leave it on for longer than that; you’re only warming it a little so the bread will rise well. You’re not pre-heating the oven.
- Rise. Let the dough rise in the warm oven covered in a damp towel for an hour.
- Bake. Bake the bread for 20-30 minutes. If the top is browning too quickly, cover it in foil.
- Cool. When the bread comes out of the oven, let it cool for about 5 minutes then remove it from the pan to continue cooling on a wire rack. If it sits in the pan too long it will sweat in the pan, and the bottom will get soggy.
You can keep this on the counter if for a day or two if your house temperature is cool, otherwise, just keep it in the refrigerator, because it has no preservatives in it.
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Amish White Bread
- 2 cups of warm water about 110 degrees
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 1 pouch active dry yeast 2 1/4 teaspoon
- a pinch of salt
- 1 stick of butter melted, divided
- 5 - 6 cups of flour
- In a microwave safe container, place 2 cups of water and heat for 30 - 45 seconds in the microwave. Place a thermometer in the water, and make sure it reads 100 -110 degrees.
- Pour hot water into the mixing bowl from a stand mixer and add the sugar, stirring until completely dissolved.
- Stir in the yeast and allow yeast to sit for about 30 minutes, or until it looks like creamy foam. (Make sure you let the yeast sit for at least 20 minutes).
- Mix in the pinch of salt, and 1/4 cup of the melted butter, and stir just until mixed.
- Add the flour one cup at a time.
- When flour is all added place the mixing bowl on the stand and sprinkle with a little of the melted butter, and using the dough attachment, knead dough for 7 minutes on low speed.
- Remove the bowl from the stand mixer, and pour the rest of the melted butter over the dough and turn the dough in the bowl coating it in the butter.
- Turn the oven on at about 350 degrees for ONE minute and turn if off.
- Place a damp cloth over the top of the bowl of dough and place the bowl in the warm oven.
- Leave the bowl in the oven and allow the dough to rise for about an hour or until it's at least doubled in size.
- Take the bowl out of the oven and gently punch the dough down and Knead it by hand for about 1 minute.
- Generously grease your bread pan with Crisco.
- If you're using two pans, divide the dough in half and shape into a loaf and place in pans. (If you're using a long bakers pan, grease it well, and place the dough in the pan, shaping it into a loaf in the pan, and making sure it reaches end to end).
- Let the dough rise in the warm oven until it's about one inch above the pan - approximately 30 - 45 minutes.
- Bake the bread at 350 degrees for 22 - 30 minutes lightly placing a piece of foil over the top if the bread top is getting too dark.
- Remove bread from oven and place on a wire rack for 5 -7 minutes.
- Gently run a metal spatula around the edge of the bread to loosen, remove and place the bread on the wire rack to cool completely.
- Slice with a serrated bread knife.
- Serve with butter, honey, jams, or jellies. Makes great toast, sandwiches, or snack.