A few years back I started to be more conscience of what my family was eating, especially store bought bread. My family eats a lot of bread. There is just something wrong with the amount of preservatives in store bought bread. They have to in order for shelf life.
I stumbled on to the best and easiest recipe for homemade bread. Now my family gets fresh bread weekly. This recipe can even be made in a bread machine.
This bread recipe can be used a your base for cinnamon rolls, focaccia bread, cinnamon raisin bread etc. just add to it and BAM! Your family will love to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Amish White Bread
Serves: 2 loaves
2 Cups warm water about 110-120 degrees
⅔ Cups white sugar
2 Tablespoons yeast
2 Teaspoons salt
¼ cup vegetable oil
6 cups flour- white or wheat the choice is your.
Place sugar and water in bowl
Sprinkle with yeast and let dissolve 5-15 minutes
Add salt, oil and half the flour mix together.
Add remaining flour. Change to dough hook and mix till its pulling away from the sides.
Place in greased bowl flipping to cover both sides.
Top with towel
Set aside in draft free area and let rise till doubles in size. About 1 hour
Remove cover and punch down.
Lay out on lightly floured surface and cut in half.
Flatten out into rectangle and “jelly” roll into a loaf.
Pinch ends together and place in greased 9×5 bread pans.
Repeat with other half.
Cover and let rise till double in size about 30-50 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 370 degrees.
Once double in size bake for 25 minutes.
Pull out and brush top with butter.
Put on a cooling rack.