Amish White Bread


° 2 C lukewarm water (110°F/45°C).
° Half a cup of white sugar
° 1½ tablespoons active dry yeast
° 1½ teaspoon salt
° Half a cup of vegetable oil
° 6 cups of bread flour

soup perfect for winter evenings.

  • Step by Step:

In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in lukewarm water, then add yeast. Let it rise until the yeast resembles a creamy sour cream.
Mix the salt and oil in the yeast. Mix the flour one cup at a time. Kneading dough on a light flour surface to smooth. Place in a well-greased bowl and turn the dough until covered. Cover with a damp cloth. Leave until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Roll out the dough. Knead for a few minutes and divide into two parts. Shape to loaves & place in 2 well-oiled 9″ by 5″ trays. Leave for 30 minutes or until dough rises 1 inch above molds.
Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 30 minutes.