Amish Sweet Bread
In these recent days, with grocery stores out of so many things, the best thing that we can do for our families is make as many of the necessities as we can. Homemade bread is one of those items and Amish Sweet Bread is truly a delicious example!
The video above takes you through the steps in making this delicious Amish Sweet Bread. You will find the recipe below. You can follow along with either or both to make this wonderful homemade bread. You won’t be sorry!
Making Homemade Bread is Not Hard!
Making homemade bread is honestly not difficult at all. I know that a lot of people are afraid to try it because it sounds like it might be hard. I promise, it’s super easy! I’m going to take you through the steps right here plus give you some of my best tips!
Bread Making Tip #1
Get all of your supplies and tools out and ready to go. I always like to have all of the ingredients out and ready right in front of me so that I’m not running back and forth around my kitchen. It just makes things work more smoothly!
Bread Making Tip #2
Multi-task! There is quite a bit of downtime in bread making so take advantage of that by working other things in! When I am going to be working in the kitchen for a while, I make it count by knocking out as many different recipes as possible!
Bread Making Tip #3
Use the right tools. Bread making can absolutely be accomplished by hand…it has been since the beginning of time! However, in more modern kitchens, and for busy cooks, tools can make a big difference. I love my Kitchenaid stand mixer, using a dough hook. It is perfect for easily mixing and then kneading.
Bread Making Tip #4
In all yeast breads, the quality of your yeast as well as the temperature of your water, will make or break your bread. Make sure that your yeast is fresh. Keep it in the fridge. Also, the water in which the yeast proofs, must be the correct temperature. 110 degrees is what is called for but I don’t use a thermometer. I use ‘warmish’ water from the tap. Not hot. Not cold.
Bread Making Tip #5
Make multiple batches of this or another homemade bread and freeze up whatever you don’t need at the moment. I promise that will make your life easier!
Making the Amish Sweet Bread
Following along with the recipe below will tell you everything that you need to know about making this bread. Then, once you make this bread, you can make just about any bread as most of them follow the exact same procedures: proof the yeast, mix the ingredients, knead, rise, punch, rise, bake.
Amish Sweet BreadDifficulty: Easy
This is a wonderful white bread with a sweet tinge. It is so good that it is almost like a decadent snack! You won’t be able to keep this around for long!
2 cups water (warmish- about 110 degrees)
2/3 cups sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup oil
5.5-6 cups flour
- Combine water, sugar and yeast in a mixing bowl. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes to proof. (It will get foamy/bubbly)
- Add oil and salt to yeast mixture.
- Begin adding your flour 1 cup at a time, until your dough is not sticky. You can mix by hand or use a stand mixer with a dough hook.
- Knead for about 5 minutes.
- Place in a well-oiled bowl and cover with a slightly damp towel for rising. (I also use a small piece of plastic wrap.) Let rise for about an hour or until doubled.
- Once risen, punch it down and divide and shape loaves.
- Put loaves into well-oiled loaf pans, cover and let rise one more time for about 30 minutes.
- Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until cooked through. Cool on wire rack.
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Bread Making!
There are so many terrific bread recipes out there. Once you are comfortable with the fact that bread making is not as hard as it sounds, you will open yourself up to so many more options for your family’s culinary delights! My family gets very happy when I make bread… it never lasts very long! (which is why I always make multiples at one time!) You should check out my Italian Bread and my Rosemary Olive Oil Bread!
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