Guest Chef Wednesday! Peg’s Amish White Bread: Uncomplicated, Multipurpose and Delicious!

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If you’ve ever been to Amish country, you will never forget the green rolling hills offered by the vast emerald landscaping there. One of my treats while growing up was a trip to the quaint little villages in Ohio inhabited mostly by the Amish. Even then, I was humbled by their hard work, simple ways and incredible food. Their baking was second to none and even a simple white bread would leave one dreaming for more days after their memorable visits. Here’s my friend Peg’s recipe for Amish White Bread; plain, uncomplicated, highly memorable and delicious!

Peg says, “I got this recipe from a friend whose grandmother was Dutch Amish. It is very easy, and doesn’t take long to make. This recipe will give you two loaves of plain, sweet white bread that are quick and easy to make.” Confirmed, Peg!

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Ingredients:

2 cups warm water 110*

2/3 cup white sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/4 cup vegetable oil

6 cups bread flour

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Directions:

In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam. Mix salt and oil into 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. 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. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes. Makes 2 loaves

**NOTE: Mixing and first rise can be done in a bread machine. Dough can easily be converted into rolls.

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. snowfox66 says:

    Saving! Reminds me of Grandma’s bread! 🙂

    1. Grandma’s breads were always the best 🙂 This is simple too–especially if you start in a bread machine. I picked mine up in a 2nd hand store for $5, 20+ years ago and it still works like a charm! Thanks so much for commenting!

      1. snowfox66 says:

        I use the electric mixer to start the recipes. Bread machines and I never got along! 😮

  2. Linda says:

    I love homemade breads – so good! I only use my bread machine to do all the hard work! Good stuff Lana 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Thank you, Linda! I’m with you & the bread machine! ALWAYS!! Even for pasta dough! Do you like Artisan bread as well? I have a recipe coming up you might enjoy! It’s my new best friend 😉

      1. Linda says:

        I LOVE Artisan bread!! Can’t wait to see your recipe! 🙂 🙂

      2. Thanks, Linda! I really enjoy making it mostly due to ease of prep and the amazing taste! Hubby was highly impressed 🙂

      3. Linda says:

        I am not a big fan of all the kneading and rising process so using a bread machine makes everything so easy- you used the machine for the ‘hard’ part of the Artisan bread?

      4. I’m with you! There’s no kneading for the Artisan bread! This is why I like it so much & the results are very impressive! Thanks, Linda!!

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