I had a day last week where I decided to bake bread and make strawberry freezer jam. I felt like such a 'Suzie Homemaker."
I found this recipe on 'allrecipes.com' and decided to try it out. It's super easy and it tastes really good. I add whole wheat flour and reduced the sugar the second time I made it, it wasn't nearly as good as the stated recipe!
The freezer jam turned out yummy too (just followed the pectin instructions.) I'm still aspiring to be a pro-baker baking department. I'm not there yet so I'm glad I can learn from all of you!
Amish White Bread
Photo By: chestnut
"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
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.|
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.