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
Keyword homemade bread, white, amish
Prep Time 2hours
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 2hours30minutes
4 1/2teaspoonsyeast2 packets
5 1/2cupflourbread 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.