This Amish white bread recipe is so simple to make and tastes delicious. It is soft and tender and makes the best bread for sandwiches as well as enjoying with butter.
Amish White Bread
If you are looking for an easy go-to bread recipe then look no further than this Amish white bread recipe. It is simple to make even for beginner bakers and the result is two golden brown soft and tender loaves of bread ready to enjoy.
There is no question, you and your family will love making this bread. In fact, I am sure you will love it so much that you might find yourself making it at least once a week.
I love this Amish bread! I got this recipe from Mom Blog Society Amish Bread recipe and made it several times now. I feel like it is the most forgiving bread to make. It does take some time to rise (1 hour and then 30 minutes) but the time you are actively engaged in bread making is only about 10-15 minutes.
How to Make Amish White Bread
- Hot Water and Yeast in one bowl
- Add dry ingredients to another bowl
- Add half the dry ingredients and liquids to your mixer
- add yeast mixture and rest of the flour
- Using your dough hook on medium speed mix for 3-5 minutes until a ball of dough forms.
- Remove from mixer and add to a greased bowl cover and let rise about 40 minutes until doubled
- punch dough down
- Cut dough 2 pieces
- Shape to fit in 2 bread pans
- cover and let rise
Tips Tricks and FAQs
- You will know the bread is done when it is a pale brown color. You will want to tap on it and have it sound hollow.
- Use bread flour. This will help the bread rise faster and make the bread less dense.
- If the crust is browning too quickly you can cover loosely with foil.
- As soon as it comes out of the oven you can rub butter on the crust, this will help the crust stay nice and tender, perfect for sandwiches. If you want a crusty crust, don’t add butter.
- On the second rise, you will want the dough to be higher than the sides of your pan. If it is not, let it continue to rise.
- If you plan to make this Amish white bread recipe often, buy your yeast in bulk. You can find it on Amazon in 1-2 pound blocks at really great prices.
- If you want to mix with wheat flour you can. I recommend doing a half and half mixture.
Store your Amish white bread at room temperature for 4-5 days. It is still safe to eat after this, but it might not be as fresh.
Amish white bread stores in the freezer really well. I like to pre-slice it and then wrap it in plastic and then place the loaf in a freezer-safe bag. I try to get as much air out of it as I can. It will store for up to 6 months.
When you are ready to enjoy, remove it from your freezer and place it on the counter to thaw. (Keep it wrapped, so it doesn’t dry out.)
Looking for other bread recipes? Try these!
- 7 cups all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. yeast
- 1 Cup Hot Water about 110 degrees
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- In a small bowl mix 1 cup hot water, yeast, tsp sugar set aside until foams like in the photo above.
- in a large bowl mix flour, sugar, oil, water, and salt.
- Pour half the mixture into your Mixer I used my kitchen aid with a dough hook.
- Add the yeast mix and begin mixing. Add the remainder of the flour.
- Continue mixing about 4-5 minutes until large ball forms.
- Place dough in a large greased bowl and cover with a plastic wrap and a kitchen towel
- Let dough rise about 1 hour or until doubled.
- Punch down dough and cut it in half
- Shape dough as photographed above.
- place in a buttered bread pan
- cover and let rise again for about 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350
- bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 352mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 5g