Today, my sister Melissa decided to make some bread. She used my friend Patty's recipe. I have made it many times and it is always good!
Melissa adds the yeast to the hot water.
Her little boy, Jacob helps her mix in the flour.
Time to knead. This is always the fun part!
The dough is ready to rise.
An hour later it has more than doubled in size!
Two loaves ready for the oven.
Here they are, nice and hot!
Sliced and ready for dinner.
I'll take mine with butter please. :0)
Here is the recipe if you'd like to try it. It is really good toasted for breakfast. That is, if there's any left! ;0)
Amish White Bread Recipe
2 cups warm water (110F)
2/3 cups white sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups white flour
1. In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in the warm water, add yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam, about 10 minutes.
2. Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Work in 6 cups of flour. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Place in well oiled bowl, and turn once to coat the entire surface of the dough with oil. Cover with a clean damp cotton cloth. Allow dough to rise until double in size. (Mine took about an hour).
3. Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves and place into well oiled 9x5 loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes.
4. Bake in a 350F oven for 30 minutes. When you thump the top of the bread it should sound hollow.
For a buttery crust, brush hot loaves with butter. Cool on a rack and enjoy!