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Monday, May 5, 2008

Amish White Bread

This recipe will give you two loaves of plain, sweet white bread that is quick and easy to make.

2 c. warm water
2/3 c. white sugar
1 ½ T. active dry yeast
1½ t. salt
¼ c. vegetable oil
6 c. flour

In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in the warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.
Mix salt and oil into the yeast in your mixer. 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, 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 loaf pans. Allow to raise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.

Bake @350º for 30 minutes.
Remove from pans and place on cooling rack to cool. Coat top with a little butter while warm to keep crust soft.

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