Fresh baked white bread, straight from the oven and to your plate! No need to visit the bakery when you can bake this Amish staple from the comfort of your home kitchen.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
1 cup milk
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
5 1/2 cups bread flour
1 cup water
- Combine the sugar, milk, and water in an electric mixer, add the yeast and set aside for about 10 minutes or until it gets foamy.
- Mix in 1 cup of flour, salt, and oil until combine, then gradually add the remaining flour until the mixture becomes a dough and pulls away from the bowl’s sides.
- Using the hook attachment, continue to knead the dough for 5 minutes, then place it into an oiled bowl.
- Coat the dough thinly in oil and cover the bowl with cling wrap. Let the dough rise for an hour until it’s twice the original size.
- Gently press into the dough with a fist to release the extra air, knead for about 2-3 minutes, then slice it in half.
- Rest the dough pieces for 5 minutes, shape them into loaves, and place them into two greased 9×5 loaf pans.
- Brush the top of the loaves with melted butter, then leave them to proof for 30 minutes until they’ve risen an inch above the edge of the pan.
- Bake the loaves for 30 minutes at 350°F until they are light brown on top and sounds hollow when tapped lightly.