How to make it

  • 1 Put water,yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar in a bowl, set aside for 10 minutes while yeast proofs.
  • 2 Meanwhile, pour the rest of the sugar, as well as the salt, oil and flour into stand mixer bowl.
  • 3 When yeast proofs, add to other ingredients in mixer bowl and using a dough hook, mix for 8 minutes on 1 or 2 setting.
  • 4 Pour into a large, greased bowl, cover with a towel or plastic wrap (I use one of those showercap-like thingies, greased). Set aside for 1 1/2 hours, if using bread dough (will be less time if using all purpose flour).
  • 5 When finished rising, punch dough down and divide the dough in half. By hand, fold and shape dough into two loaves and place in two 9x4 greased loaf pans. Cover with plastic or towel (I again did the shower cap thingy). Let rise for 30-45 minutes.
  • 6 Bake at 325 for 35 minutes
  • 7 Turn out of pans onto a cooling rack. Test for doneness by thumping on bottom of loaf- it should sound hollow. Brush tops with butter to make a softer crust.
  • 8 * On dry days 5 1/2 cups of flour works up great, with high humidity, you may have to use a little more flour
  • ** I half the amount of sugar and tastes great!
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    " It was excellent "
    tblansett ate it and said...
    recipe is simple and my two sons who are picky eaters absolutely love this bread
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    " It was excellent "
    tblansett ate it and said...
    I love this recipe. It is easy to make and works great, I mix it all by hand and have only made two changes to fit my cercumatance. I have an older gas stove so I bake it on 350, and about half way through the cooking I coat the top in the butter. tapping on the bottom doesn't work till it has cooled some but I cook it a until the top is a golden brown basically ignoring time and it works, My kids adore this bread, and even though it makes two bread loaves it rarely lasts over two days.
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  • Kayde 7 years ago
    You're so welcome Frankieanne! I love Amish recipes, they are the ultimate comfort food for me. I grew up in Mennonite country and so many of the Amish and Mennonite recipes are the same. I don't own a bread machine, but your recipe looks awesome!
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  • frankieanne 7 years ago
    I have an Amish Bread recipe (posted here, too) that was adapted for the bread machine. It has quite a bit of sugar in it, too, and makes a nice sweet loaf of bread. Uses oil as well. I make it a lot. Thanks for posting this!
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