Amish White Bread

For chrismtas this year, the MiL got me this fabulous bread pan (it has a lid!) and we’ve been making a lot of bread with it since.  Honestly, I think I’m giving up buying bread since it’s fairly easy to make my own.  Probably a lot cheaper to since we really don’t go through it that fast.  I can’t say that.  When it comes to homemade bread, we easily go through an entire loaf with a day or two – not so much with the store bought brands.

So we’ve been playing around with recipes and I am loving the recipe I found on AllRecipes for Amish White Bread.  It’s a little sweeter than a simply white, but it’s great as a base for most recipes.  So far we’ve tried mixing in chocolate chips as well as attempting a chocolate roll-style bread; while they’ve came out good, we can do better.  I’m thinking I might merge this recipe and my original Chocolate Chip Bread recipe and see if I can’t come up with a slightly better loaf.

As it stands, I’m really enjoying this recipe and already have a ton of variations in mind.  I’m thinking cinnamon chips need to be added to my shopping list for the next time I make this.

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


  1. Place all ingredients into the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select dough setting and press start.
  2. Remove dough from pan and place on floured surface.  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.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

Nutritional Info: Calories 168; Total Fat 2.9g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 147mg; Carbohydrates 30.7g; Dietary Fiber 1g; Protein 4.4g
Servings Per Recipe: 24

January 13, 2011 · jackie · No Comments
Posted in: Bread

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