Amish White Bread
This recipe for Amish white bread yields a great, soft bread that is perfect for toast, french bread, sandwiches, and snacking.
- Serves: 20 persons
- 1 ¼cup water (warm: 95 to 110 F)
- 2 ¼teaspoon/1 package/1/4 ounce yeast (active dry)
- 1cup milk (room temperature)
- 2tablespoons sugar
- 2teaspoon salt
- 3tablespoons lard
- 6cups bread flour
- ½tablespoons butter (melted)
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2In a large bowl, mix warm water and yeast.
Step 3Add milk, sugar, salt, and lard. Stir.
Step 4Add 4 cups of flour and mix well. Add in enough remaining flour to make a dough that follows the spoon around the bowl.
Step 5Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes, adding more flour as needed until the dough is firm and smooth to the touch.
Step 6Place dough in a medium greased bowl. Turn dough over in bowl so that the top is also lightly greased. Cover with a clean cloth and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for 1 hour.
Step 7Punch down dough . Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead for 5 minutes or until the bubbles are out of the bread.
Step 8Divide dough into 2 equal parts. Shape each dough half into a loaf.
Step 9Place each loaf in greased, 9 X 5-inch bread pan. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
Step 10Preheat oven to 350 F. Brush melted butter on loaves.
Step 11Bake bread for 40 minutes or until bread top is golden brown and the bread sounds hollow when the top is tapped. Remove breads from pans and let cool on a rack.
Step 12Serve and enjoy!