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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Almish White for a king..

I thought with the Holidays ahead some of you might be interest in this little recipe...I know I plan to serve it with my Christmas Dinner..
When I first started blogging I did a post on how to make Sour Dough Bread, you can read about it here. I still love my home made breads, but with this recipe you were always having to feed it and either make bread every few days or throw some of the starter out, cause after awhile you couldn't find anyone who wanted a start from a matter of fact they would run when you mentioned bread...hehe..I guess they were afraid of the ever growing monster in my refregerator. With everyone on diets making bread for just DH and I also got out of hand, my freezer started over flowing with it. Not good. Soooo I let my starter die. Sigh, may it rest in peace.
But not to worry I started looking for a better recipe for home made bread and guess what? I found one, it is sooooo simple, no feeding the baby every 2 or 3 days, no getting up in the middle of the night to start the bread so it will be ready by the next more chains, yey and it is so good.
I found it on the net.. and it's called Almish white bread...picture is from the web site, mine hasn't lasted long enough to make a is so good to make sandwiches out doesn't have the sour dough favor of the other bread and only takes an average of 3-4 hrs from start to finish to make...

Amish White Bread

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 40 Minutes Ready In: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

Servings: 24
"This recipe will give you two loaves of plain, sweet white bread that are quick and easy to make."


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

2/3 cup white sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/4 cup vegetable oil

6 cups bread flour


1. In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.
2. Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. 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.
3. Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.
4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.
How simple is that....can get up in the morning and decide "hummm, I think I want fresh bread for lunch and it well be ready...
Hope you enjoy this little recipe as much as I do...check it out by clicking on the link above.


  1. i think this will have to go into the "January" file with several other recipes, a little trip, and the ENTIRE COLLECTION of Rich Man, Poor Man I just got from Sis this morning!!

    I was just talking to Dear Neighbor about making bread in the machine yesterday over cups of tea. She was going home to set a batch to bake before bedtime.

    What a lovely concept.

  2. Looks delicious. I can smell it from here!

  3. Molly, my husband bought a bread machine after years ago & just made the most wonderful Italian Bread. He finally got the bread to the taste and consistency of the Italian bread we used to buy at the stores back in CT...:)JP

  4. Thanks for sharing your recipe! I'll have to attempt that one!

  5. I can smell it from here - warm and with butter. sandie

  6. Homemade bread baking in the oven is one of the best smells on earth.


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