Grandma's Amish Bread

Recipe by BelleTerre
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins




  • In a large bowl combine 2 cups of the flour with the yeast.
  • In a small sauce pan heat milk, sugar, butter and salt to 120-130 degrees F.
  • Slowly add the milk mixture to the flour mixture beating well.
  • Add the eggs and beat well.
  • Slowly add the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough is moderately stiff.
  • Knead dough until smooth and elastic using stand mixer with dough hook at medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes or 6 to 8 minutes by hand on a lightly floured board.
  • Place dough into a lightly oiled bowl, turning once to coat.
  • Cover bowl with a warm cloth that is slightly damp.
  • Let rise 30 to 45 minutes or until double in size.
  • Punch down and divide in half.
  • Cover portions with the cloth and let rest 10 minutes.
  • Shape dough into 2 loaves and put into greased loaf pans.
  • Let rise again until double.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees F 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack.
  • When completely cool wrap and store in a cool, dry place.