AMISH WHITE BREAD
Makes 2 Loaves
2 cups of warm water (between 110° and 115°)
1 ½ TBSP active dry yeast
1 ½ tsp salt
¼ cup vegetable oil
6 cups bread flour
In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in the warm water and then stir in the yeast. Allow to proof* until yeast resembles a creamy foam.
|This poor bowl! Notice the melted spots on the top. This gets used for everything and once it got a tad too close to the grill!|
Mix the salt and vegetable oil into the yeast.
Punch dough down and then knead for a few minutes. Divide in half. Shape into loaves and place into 2 well-oiled loaf pans (9x5”). Allow to rise @30 minutes or until the dough has risen up 1” above the pans.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until the tops are a light golden color.
*Proof = letting the mixture sit to be sure the yeast is 'working'.