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two loaves of amish white bread on cooling rack
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Homemade Amish White Bread

This recipe for homemade Amish white bread yields 2 loaves of perfectly soft white bread. Perfect for sandwiches, toast, or eating fresh from the oven with butter. It has been a family favorite for years!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade bread, white, amish
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 16 slices
Calories 217kcal


  • 2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons yeast 2 packets
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 1/2 cup flour bread or all purpose
  • butter for brushing on finished loaves


  • In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until foamy (about 5 minutes).
  • Mix oil into the yeast mixture. Mix salt and flour (1 cup at a time) in with the wet ingredients. Stir until a soft dough forms.
  • Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth (3-5 minutes)
  • Place in a oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth.
  • Raise for 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Divide dough in half.
  • Shape into loaves, and place into two greased bread pans. You can either pat dough into a loaf shape or roll the dough into a loaf shape (like you would if making cinnamon rolls).
  • Allow to rise for 30-40 minutes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Brush with butter while in pans. Cool 5 minutes and then remove bread from pans and cool on a rack.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap while still slightly warm to make a nice soft crust.
  • Makes 2 loaves.



If you are using yeast packets, use 2.


Calories: 217kcal