I make my Amish White Bread recipe every week… sometimes even twice a week… My family loves that bread for sandwiches, toast and the occasional homemade croutons. But one of the biggest comments I’ve had about it is that there is too much sugar in it. Although you can totally decrease the sugar in that recipe I thought I’d try out a more classic white bread.
I ran across Julia Child’s White Bread recipe and figured I probably can’t go wrong there! I will say this… I didn’t follow her directions to the T … but all the ingredients are untouched. I decided to go with what I know as far as bread making goes! So check out this recipe and give it a try… definitely not as sweet as the Amish White Bread recipe but still tasty!
Ever in need of new bread pans? Here is a link to the ones I use…
- 2½ cups warm water 110-120 degrees
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 7 cups bread flour (All Purpose works as well)
- 1 tablespoon salt
- ¼ cup softened butter
- Add sugar to bowl then water and sprinkle with yeast. Let set 5-10 minutes or until nice and foamy
- add 3 cups of flour and mix with whisk
- Add the salt
- Add the softened butter and mix with whisk
- Change out to a dough hook and add remaining flour... Mix until the bowl is getting swiped clean.
- if its not cleaning the sides add a little bit more flour until it does
- Plop onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a minute or two
- Place in a greased bowl and flip so both sides are covered
- Cover with greased saran wrap and let rise till double in size (about an hour) You can also use a damp warm towel to cover if you don't have saran wrap
- Grease two 9x5 bread pans and pre heat your oven to 375 degrees
- After it rises punch the dough down
- Plop it on to the counter and slice in half. Flatten out to a rectangle shape
- "Jelly Roll" it up gently pinching the ends and seam together
- Place in your greased bread pans
- Cover with greased saran wrap... I reused my original piece!
- Let rise about 30-60 minutes
- Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes or until top is golden.
- I blessed my tops with some butter... optional
- Let set for 10 minutes before removing to a cooling rack
If you like this recipe try Amish White Bread: