Amish White Bread

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups bread flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1½ tablespoons active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups warm water

Directions

Dissolve sugar and warm water in a large bowl.

Add yeast.

Leave until yeast becomes a creamy foam.

Stir oil and salt into the mixture.

Slowly add flour one cup at a time.

Cover your work surface in a thin layer of flour.

Place dough on surface and knead until smooth.

Transfer the dough into a well-oiled bowl, and turn the dough to coat it.

Cover dough with a damp cloth and allow to rise until twice its original size. This should take about an hour.

Punch the dough down into the bowl. Knead, and divide in half.

Shape dough into loaves and place into two well-oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans.

Let rise 30 minutes. Dough should rise to one inch above the pan.

Bake in oven at 350° F for a ½ hour.

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