How to make it

  • Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water
  • In large bowl, combine sugar, salt, 2 cups water and shortening
  • Stir in yeast mixture
  • Gradually add flour to form a soft dough
  • Turn onto floured surface and knead until smooth
  • Place in a greased bowl and cover, let rise for about 2 hours
  • Punch down and divide into 2 portions and form loaves
  • Place in greased 9 x 5 loaf pan and prick tops with fork
  • Let rise until higher than pans (about 2 hours)
  • Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes
  • Cool for ten minutes in pans
  • Rub butter all over tops of loaves
  • Place pans on sides until loosened
  • Remove bread from pans and cool completely on racks
  • Makes 2 loves

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    " It was just okay "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    This recipe is not without its problems. Needs to go in smaller loaf pans or the recipe doubled by half. And also the bake time or temp increased.
    See Amish White Bread for more.
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    " It was excellent "
    cleverusername ate it and said...
    Fantastic! I made this last night. It's exactly what I've been looking for! Thanks for sharing! :)
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  • jewelmomof3 10 years ago
    Yummy !!! The Name caught my attention I am an Amish fan love learning about their way of life and tend to gravitate towards all things Amish. Any how made this for supper tonight and it was delicious also very easy to follow recipe. My Hubby is heaving a slice as I type.
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  • hippymom 10 years ago
    I use my kitchen-aid to get it started, then I hand I can feel the fibers and know when it is ready...letting it rise for a total of 4 hours makes a difference in the texture. My family loves this bread...slices nicely for sandwiches. Great alternative for those of us that don't want the high fructose corn syrup that they put in commercial breads.
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    " It was excellent "
    organicmama ate it and said...
    I will bookmark. It's nice to see a bread that you don't have to use a bread machine for. It looks good too!
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  • henrie 10 years ago
    Love homemade bread, bookmarking this, might not have to hand knead it since I have a kitchen aide mixer. Great post.
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