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Amish White Bread

Amish White Bread is one of the easiest and most delicious homemade bread recipes to make in your own kitchen! A soft and slightly sweet loaf that is perfect to slice for sandwiches or lightly toast and top with butter. A super simple recipe that you will bake again and again.

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Is there anything better than a loaf of homemade bread right from the oven? My mom kept telling me that I absolutely had to stop everything I had to do and make this easy bread. As soon as I had replenished my yeast supply, I obliged and of course she was right, it is so delicious!

Loaf of white bread with end sliced

Even if you are a bread baking novice, this easy bread recipe is practically guaranteed to turn out wonderfully. I think it’s the amount of yeast that makes it so easy to work with, it does use a bit more yeast than I usually bake with but I promised mom that I would follow the recipe without changing it.

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Ingredients for Amish White Bread

Ingredients for Amish White Bread Sugar, Flour, Vegetable Oil, Yeast, Salt, Water

  • All purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Instant Yeast or Active Dry Yeast – Red Star Yeast Platinum is my favorite
  • Vegetable Oil

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sliced loaf of homemade bread

How to Make Amish White Bread

step by step making Amish white bread, bowl mixing yeast with water and sugar, adding flour, mixing, on a floured board for kneading

  • Add warm water (about 100°) to a bowl with sugar and yeast, mix well.
  • Mix in vegetable oil and add 4 cups of flour and kosher salt. Stir until mixture comes together. Add more flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough forms a ball and comes away from the bowl.
  • Pour onto a floured surface and knead for 3- 5 minutes, adding more flour as needed. Dough will be soft but should no longer be sticky. I like to use a dough whisk for mixing dough, it makes it so easy!

Rising dough, dough in 2 loaf pans, risen dough in pans, baked loaves of bread

  • Grease a bowl and place dough in bowl, turning to coat both sides. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a draft free place to rise for one hour or until doubled in size.
  • Punch dough down and divide in half.
  • Grease 2 loaf pans. Form dough into loaf shapes and place in pans. Cover with a tea towel and allow to rise 30 minutes or until dough has risen just above the top of the pan.
  • Bake for 35- 40 minutes until internal temperature of dough reaches 190° with a digital thermometer.
  • Remove from oven and cool in pans for 5 minutes.Cooling 2 loaves of baked bread on a wire rack
  • Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Slice and serve while warm or at room temperature.

Slice of homemade white bread

How to Store Homemade Bread

Wrap completely cooled loaf in plastic wrap. Store at room temperature up to 3 days. Can be refrigerated for up to 7 days.

To freeze, wrap in several layers of plastic wrap and a layer of foil or place in a zip top freezer bag. Freeze up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature.

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Overhead view loaf of white sandwich bread with end sliced

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Yield: 2 loaves

Amish White Bread

Amish White Bread, loaf with end sliced

Amish White Bread is one of the easiest and most delicious homemade bread recipes to make in your own kitchen!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups warm water (98- 100°)
  • 3 packages Red Star Yeast Platinum (1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 1/2 - 6 cups all purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Add warm water, sugar and yeast to a large bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Mix in vegetable oil and add 4 cups of flour with kosher salt. Mix until dough comes together. Add more flour 1/2 cup at a time until a dough ball forms and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. 
  3. Pour onto a floured surface and knead for 3- 5 minutes, adding more flour as needed. Dough will be soft but not sticky.
  4. Grease a bowl and place dough in bowl, turning to coat both sides. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a draft free place to rise for one hour or until doubled in size. 
  5. Punch dough down and divide in half. 
  6. Grease 2 loaf pans.
  7. Form dough into loaf shapes and place in pans. Cover with a tea towel and allow to rise 30 minutes or until dough has risen just above the top of the pan.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°. 
  9. Bake for 35- 40 minutes until internal temperature of dough reaches 190° with a digital thermometer. 
  10. Remove from oven and cool in pans for 5 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  11. Slice and serve while warm or at room temperature. 

Notes

Wrap cooled loaf in plastic wrap and store at room temperature up to 3 days. Can be refrigerated up to 7 days.

To freeze loaves, wrap in 2 layers of plastic wrap and one layer of foil. Freeze up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 668Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 137mgCarbohydrates: 137gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 18g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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3 Comments

  1. We haven’t bought a loaf of bread since this resipe came to our house,
    Makes two loves,keep one-give one .
    Thanks Miss,

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