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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Homemade Amish White Bread


Super yummy bread and super easy to make!

Ingredients

1 (.25 oz) package active dry yeast
1/2 cup plus 2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 heaping tablespoon lard
1 tablespoon salt
7 to 8 cups white flour (You can substitute some of the white flour with wheat flour if you like. Taste just as yummy.)

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in ½ cup warm water. In a large bowl combine lard, sugar, salt and two cups of warm water. Add the yeast. Stir in enough flour to make a soft, elastic dough that doesn’t stick to the sides of the bowl.

Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into two lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.

Bake about 45 minutes. The bread will sound hollow when it is done.

The recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks:

2 comments:

ohkeeka said...

It looks so perfect! I've made quick breads before, but never yeast ones--they really intimidate me for some reason!

Maria said...

Mmm your bread looks wonderful! There's nothing as good as fresh, homemade bread with some butter, and nothing compares to that smell either! I love traveling around the Amish country in Pennsylvania, and love Amish recipes!