Amish White Bread


I got this white bread recipe from a friend. It is very easy and doesn't take long to make.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
2 9x5-inch loaves


  • 2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ tablespoons active dry yeast

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 6 cups bread flour


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    Overhead of white bread ingredients in various bowls.

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  2. Dissolve sugar in warm water in a large bowl, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam, 5 to 10 minutes.

    Overhead of a sugar and yeast mixture in a bowl.

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  3. Mix oil and salt into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time.

    Overhead of bread dough resting in a bowl.

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  4. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth.

    Overhead of hands kneading dough on a floured surface.

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  5. Place in a well-oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

    Overhead of kneaded dough resting in a bowl and covered by a dish cloth.

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  6. Punch dough down.

    Hand punching down dough in a bowl.

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  7. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well-oiled 9x5-inch loaf pans.

    Overhead of dough being divided in two and placed in two white baking dishes.

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  8. Allow to rise until dough has topped the pans by one inch, about 30 minutes.

    Two bread doughs in white baking dishes rising.

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  9. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  10. Bake the risen loaves in the preheated oven until golden brown for 30 minutes.

  11. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

168 Calories
3g Fat
31g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 168
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 4g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 50mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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