Tuesday, January 11, 2011

homemade bread

I made bread last week and it was gone in about a day. Sailor Man asked me to make some more, and I have a feeling this will become a weekly occurrence. There is something about homemade bread that just makes you turn into mush. I picked up this recipe a couple years ago from all recipes, and I LOVE it. It's a perfect bread for just about anything. We made meatloaf sandwiches with it last week, toast for breakfast, and I'm using it as a "spoon" for my chowder tonight.

Amish White Bread


  • 2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 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


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.
  2. 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.
  3. Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

 Seriously, so gooooood!




Arlie Rene said...

Thanks Sarah! I think I'm going to try this one!!!

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