Amish Bread for the Bread Machine

"This bread is very light and airy. It is due to the fact the bread is put through the rising cycles twice."
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Ready In:
4hrs 5mins
1 1/2 pound loaf


  • 18 tablespoons water (1 1/8 cup)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cup oil
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 2 34 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon yeast


  • Add ingredients in order given.
  • Select basic bread cycle. Let it go until the bread completes the 2nd rising. Then turn off the machine and restart it on basic cycle again.
  • Let cook as normal.

Questions & Replies

  1. My bread machine is old, I dont have a 2 cycle setting. What do I do?
  2. I read all the comments and have a question for Duonyte. In your reply to Virgil N., you said you "use the dough cycle the first time. It should signal when it is done. Then you can use the basic bread cycle." My dough cycle is 1 hour 20 minutes from start to finish. Does that mean after my dough cycle is complete, I should restart my machine and then let it run a basic cycle which is 2 hours and 30 minutes?
  3. How to know when the machine finishes the 2nd rising?


  1. This bread is delicious! I followed the exact recipe on a 1.5lb basic cycle with light crust. I can't imagine that another white bread will take its place.
  2. This has become the only bread recipe I use. I have made it as is, as well as with the following adjustments. I use whole wheat flour and wheat gluten (2-3tsp) instead of white. I usually add 1/4 c honey, and a little more water so my bread machine won't click! When I have the ingredient I'll add toasted nuts and/or diced dried fruit. This comes out nice and light, even with the wheat flour, and everyone who has tried it has loved it! Thank you sooo much!
  3. I LOVE this bread! Now that I have this recipe no more store brought bread for me. Two of these loaves a week and the family is good to go:)
  4. This bread is sooo good. Sometimes I take it out of the ABM and bake it in the oven. Either way it is delicious.
  5. This is one of the best breads I have ever made! Thank You!


I have 6 children 4 boys and 2 girl,ilove to cook and try lots of different foods,my real name is Britt and i live in louisiana i like to collect recipes,cookbooks,dolls,and angels,i just started having a intrest in teacups and teapots,i also like amish rag dolls.
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