Monday, September 25, 2006

Bread Making Day

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.

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Her little boy, Jacob helps her mix in the flour.

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Time to knead. This is always the fun part!

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The dough is ready to rise.

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An hour later it has more than doubled in size!

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Two loaves ready for the oven.

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Here they are, nice and hot!

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Sliced and ready for dinner.

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I'll take mine with butter please. :0)

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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!


dot said...

There is nothing better than fresh warm homemade bread and butter! Yum yum! Thanks for the recipe.

Carole Burant said...

I love making homemade bread and I could eat half of it while it's hot! lol I especially love the crust when it's still hot. The loaves your sister made look soooo yummy and I've copie down the's a bit different from mine. Hugs xox

Susan P. said...

I loved how you showed the process of the bread making and then the most "yummy" results! I will definitely be trying this recipe:)

Mimi said...

The bread looks so yummy. And, I adore the illusatration of the children in the fall leaves.


Mimi said...

The bread looks so yummy. And, I adore the illusatration of the children in the fall leaves.


Anonymous said...

Just passing by and had to comment on the bread--yummo!! I printed off the recipe to try. My favorite thing in the whole world to eat is bread hot from the oven with butter and honey!!

Have a nice day.

Denial Renae said...

This looks so yummy! I just might have to try this soon!!!

theups said...

This recipe looks easy and the bread look YUMMMMYY!!! I'm definitely trying it!!

And, once again, your pictures are just beautiful!!

Thank you for sharing!!

Mrs. U

Heather Anne said...

Thank you so much for this recipe - it is really yummy! We found it a bit sweeter than what I usually make, but delicious! At last it is cool enough to bake bread every other day again! My family is so excited! Thank you for your post!

Unknown said...

I found your blog through Peggy's Homemade Simplicity blog. I love making homemade bread yet I haven't done it for a couple years and I've missed it so your pix and postings about it have inspired me to make bread this upcoming week. I will have my grandchildren who live nearby join in too. Your photos are wonderful and I really enjoy your blog. I'll visit again!

Anonymous said...

Kelli: Does this recipe work in the bread making machines?

Jen said...

Just made our second batch of good...Madison made it this time with me observing....we will let you know. We are making it for tomorrows dinner....white beans and ham...yummy.

Anonymous said...

I have been using this recipe for months now and it is always wonderful!

Thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I happened upon your blog and decided to try your bread recipe. I enjoyed making it and found your instructions to be great and very clear and easy, but the bread was way too sweet for me. Next time I'll have to cut the white sugar at least in half if not more. Cheers!

Bethany Hudson said...

This is absolutely delicious! I just made it today for the first time and it came out beautifully. Thank you for sharing the recipe, as it's quite different from the other white breads I've made. This is my new sandwich bread!

Colleen said...

Made this bread yesterday. Wonderful, even better the second day. This was my first attempt at baking bread, very easy recipie to follow.