Easy Amish White bread is a sweet, velvety-textured, homemade bread that’s perfect for sandwiches. You can make it by hand or in a bread machine – both instructions included. It freezes well, too.
This recipe works best with bread flour but you can also use all purpose flour if you like. Just be aware that the texture will be a little more dense and your loaf will not rise as high. It freezes well, too. You can form this dough into dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls, hamburger buns… you can knead in up to 2 cups raisins, chocolate chips, or nuts… you can even roll it out, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, and roll it up for a gorgeous, buttery cinnamon swirl loaf. You’re going to love this versatile bread recipe!
For this Amish white bread recipe you’ll need: whole milk, sugar, yeast, salt, coconut oil, bread flour, butter, two 9 by 5 inch loaf pans (measured from outside edge to outside edge. 1- 1/2 quart), and an instant read thermometer. You can find a list of bread baking tools and helpful information on the Essentials page.
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I spent part of my childhood in Pennsylvania and was used to seeing Amish families driving their buggies to church, rolling hills dotted with white farmhouses and well ordered farms, and best of all (to me) those gorgeous quilts hanging on clotheslines. When I got older and did my stint as a fine artist people often commented on the intense colors I used in my paintings. It’s something I soaked up during those years.
And of course the aroma of fresh breads and pastries, cakes and cookies, pies and tarts that wafted over the countryside like some kind of crazy incense.
Anyway – on to the making of this bread. Amish white bread is a tender, fluffy loaf with a velvety texture. If you are looking for the homemade equivalent of Wonder Bread you’ll want to try this. It is somewhat sweet — and when I say somewhat I mean like those fabulous, hot dinner rolls they have at Logan’s Roadhouse or Hawaiian rolls. If you want something less sweet you can cut the sugar in half. It will change the texture a bit but will still be great.
This is one bread recipe I don’t often use butter in. I use organic extra-virgin coconut oil because it adds just a little flavor to the bread. A light vegetable oil will work, too. Try it with coconut oil, light vegetable oil, and melted butter and just see what you like best.
All of them. I like all of them best.
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If you’d like a visual step by step here it is – oh, and just so you don’t feel the need to tell me… yes, I got the pictures out of order. 🙂
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Red Star is the yeast I prefer. It always gives me great results (no, they haven’t paid me to say it!). I like to buy a large quantity of yeast at one time. It’s much cheaper that way and it will last in a tightly sealed in the refrigerator for a long time. You may not think you’ll go through that much but trust me… you will because you are going to be making this bread all the time!
Making homemade bread does take some practice but it is so very worth it. Be sure to like the Restless Chipotle Facebook page – if you have trouble you can message me and I’ll walk you through.
Many people have asked me if you “have” to use bread flour. The bread will rise higher and lighter if you do but you can substitute all-purpose flour if you must. I do not recommend it.
Amish White Bread Recipe
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