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 you...as 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 night...no more chains, yey and it is so good.
Almish white bread...picture is from the web site, mine hasn't lasted long enough to make a picture..it is so good to make sandwiches out of..it 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
"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.