Simple but oh so good White Bread

I have always wondered why my favorite white bread came from the little Amish General store in Loveville till I finally got the recipe the other day. It is so simple and easy to make I just had to share it with ya’ll. I hope ya’ll enjoy it.

Amish White Bread:

2 cups warm water (110 degrees F)

2/3 cup white sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup vegetable oil

6 cups bread flour or a good white flour

In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.

Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Keep out of drafts.

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. Again keep out of drafts.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Serve with butter and your favorite jams and jellies.

Hope ya’ll give this a try. Let me hear from ya’ll.

Hope to see ya’ll soon.