Amish White Bread

Recipe by liz timm

I am always on the lookout for good yeast bread recipes. This is a good one.

Top Review by CookinCaliDiva

LOVE LOVE LOVE! I usually make White Bread Plus #10478 for weekly baking, but for Thanksgiving I wanted to try something different to braid. This is wonderful, light, fluffy and the dough is very easy to work with. Only change I made was to use half the amount of sugar. It still had a touch of sweetness which was perfect.

My tip is this by hand. Learn to kneed the dough by hand properly and your bread will come out PERFECT every time :) I have used a bread machine and my mixer for the dough when I'm short on time and while it comes out's never as fluffy and tender like it is when I kneed the old fashioned way.

I also used an egg wash (1 egg, 1 tsp water and 1 tsp sugar) to baste the bread with twice during baking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, then add the yeast.
  2. When yeast is proofed, mix in salt and oil.
  3. Mix in flour one cup at a time.
  4. Knead dough adding more flour if necessary.
  5. Place in a well oiled bowl and turn dough to coat.
  6. Cover with a damp cloth.
  7. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  8. Punch dough down.
  9. Knead for a few minutes and divide in half.
  10. Shape into loaves, and place into oiled pans.
  11. Allow to rise until dough has risen 1 inch above the pans.
  12. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.

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