Friday, September 11, 2015
Amish White Bread
2 c. warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2/3 c. white sugar
1 1/2 T. active dry yeast
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. vegetable oil
In mixer, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast is a creamy foam.
Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in size, about an hour.
Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled and floured 9x5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.