Amish White Bread


Recipe Description
I gave this a try tonight and used all-purpose flour
instead of bread flour. The result? A heavier bread
with some rise to it, but it was very heavy. Two
slices would make for a great snack, especially while
still warm. It's sweet, also.
Preparation Steps:
Take out ingredients.

Cover cutting board with light layer of flour.
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Time Needed:
2 hrs (including rising time)
Ingredients:
2 cups warm water
(110 degrees F/45
degrees C)
2/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons
active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups bread flour
Serves:
Two 9x5 loaves
Directions:
In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water,
and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast
resembles a creamy foam.
Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup
at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface
until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn
dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to
rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and
divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two
well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30
minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30
minutes.