If you’ve ever had Hawaiian bread (the packaged kind from the store) and loved it, then you will love this even more.
Oh. My. Goodness.
This recipe is from allrecipes, but as usual, I changed it up a tiny bit.
Here’s everything you need to know to get two perfect loaves of delicious, sweet, homemade bread that your whole family will enjoy!
Amish White Bread
- 2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 2/3 cup white sugar (organic, if you can)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 6 cups bread flour (I used organic unbleached all-purpose flour)
- In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.
- Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface (or in your very large bowl) 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. Rising in a warm oven (turned off) works best.
- Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9×5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. **** I bake my bread at 325 instead of 350, for a much softer, moister texture.***
Let your bread cool for a few minutes in the pan, then turn it out to let the bottom and sides cool. Then place in a bread bag with tie. I bought my box of bread bags at Walmart for a couple bucks.
Eat one loaf out of the oven with dinner (or just because) and save the other loaf for sandwiches for the week. You can even freeze it if you want, but I doubt you’ll have time to do that.