Today I am sharing a recipe for bread that I got from 2 different places without realizing it was the same recipe. My dad and sister make bread on a fairly regular basis and a while back I asked them for the recipe and they passed it on. I never used the recipe. :) Then the other day I wanted to make bread and decided to see what I could find online. I found a recipe here that sounded good. And it was! Boy howdy was it good! Soft and slightly sweet, it needed nothing on it to enjoy. Usually I have to smother my bread with butter and homemade jam to enjoy it. Not this stuff. I could not stop eating it.
Even miss picky-pants the youngest ate it and wanted more.
When I copied into a word doc to save it I discovered that I already had the recipe. The same one my dad gave me. Guess next time I need to check my files for recipes I want to make before I hit the world wide web. There is usually a reason they are there.
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
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.
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.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.
I am linking up at Debbie's Tuesday at the Table at A Quilter's Table.