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Homemade Amish White Bread


On Thursday I mentioned that you’d be seeing a few more recipes from my blogging friend Bunny of Bunny’s Warm Oven. I’ve been looking for a good white bread and I think I finally found it! Everyone in the family enjoyed this bread. A great flavor, wonderful toasted and as you can see below, it made fabulous grilled cheese! Everyone was happy with this bread, an absolute keeper. Because it is homemade, you will want to use it for sandwiches the first day, then French toast, grilled cheese and breakfast toast the next, otherwise it begins to fall apart (as sandwich bread). Thanks for another winner Bunny!

Bunny had made some adjustments to this recipe and I followed her suggestions. It was perfect. If you would like to try the original recipe, you can access it on All Recipes.

Homemade Amish White Bread
adapted from AllRecipes.com

1 c. warm water (110 degrees)
1 c. warm milk (110 degrees)
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. sugar 
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 1/2 Tbsp. active dry yeast
6 c. bread flour 

In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam. Stir the 1 c. of warm milk in now. Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Using the dough hook on a mixer or with a wooden spoon by hand, mix in flour, one cup at a time. Knead until smooth.

Place dough in well oiled bowl; turn to coat top. Let rise about 1 hour.

Punch dough down, knead a few times. Divide dough in half.

Shape into loaves and place into 2 greased 9×5-inch loaf pans. Allow to rise 30 minutes or until dough has risen about 1″ above pans.

Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from pans immediately. Brush the top of the loaves with a little melted butter right after you take them out of the pans so that the crust stays nice and soft.

Mmmmm! Grilled Cheese!

Butter topped :) 


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20 Responses to Homemade Amish White Bread

  1. 1
    Mommy's Kitchen says:

    That is the same Amish White Bread recipe I used. It turns our so perfect. You took some great pictures.

  2. 2
    Sara says:

    That grilled cheese looks like perfection.

  3. 3
    Shari@Whisk: a food blog says:

    This looks delicious! I'm inspired! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love the photo of the grilled cheese. great job!!

  4. 4
    Deborah says:

    This bread looks just perfect!! It seems like most Amish recipes are real winners.

  5. 5
    natalia says:

    It really looks great !! yummy !

  6. 6
    Debbie says:

    Looks delicious Amanda!

  7. 7
    Jennifer says:

    WOW I could go for some homemade bread!! and that grilled cheese!!! yummy!!!!

  8. 8
    5 Star Foodie says:

    Delicious homemade bread and the grilled cheese looks excellent!

  9. 9
    Romaine says:

    Maybe I'm just hungry but that grilled cheese picture is making my mouth water.

  10. 10
    Amanda says:

    Thanks Romaine! Glad you posted a comment here, reminded me to make this again :)

  11. 11
    Cyndy says:

    Hi Amanda, I'd forgotten about this bread from our blog that Carol made. You just reminded ME to make it again. Thanks!

  12. 12
    Amanda says:

    Mmm I haven't made this in a while either, good idea!

  13. 13

    Just took the bread out of the oven and enjoying a piece right now!:) Its amazing! Thank you! ~Donika

  14. 14

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  16. 16
    Nicole says:

    I was just wondering if you could do this in a bread maker ??

  17. 17
    Trish says:

    Do you think this would work well in a bread machine?

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