Monday, June 8, 2009

Amish Bread

I got a bread machine last week at a local store, which is similar to Goodwill. It was only $6 and needed a little bit of TLC...there were some stains on the exterior and it was obvious that after baking the last loaf of bread in it, the previous owner just sent it to be donated. At any rate, it cleaned up fabulously and works like new! Yesterday was a pretty dreary day, so I decided that there was no better way to warm up my house than to bake a loaf of bread in my new machine! I decided to make som Amish bread, and it was sooo worth the (very little) effort that it took!


...1 c. warm water (100*-115* F)
...1/3 c. sugar
...3/4 t. salt
...2 T. oil
...3 c. flour
...1 T dry yeast (I measured out my packet and it came in at just a hair under 1 T. so I just settled for that)


Dissolve sugar in warm water and add yeast. Let sit for about 15 minutes, until a foam forms on top. Place in bread machine and add oil. Swish around until oil and water mixed together. Add flour and place salt on top of the flour. Set machine to the dough setting and start. Once the machine has ran through the dough cycle, gently mold dough into bread pan form, making sure to try and get all air bubbles out at the same time. Cover and let dough rise for 30-40 minutes, or until about doubled. Place into preheated oven and let bake for 25-30 minutes.

My Thoughts....

Yuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmm! I forgot how much I love homemade bread until I had a slice of this. Once our freezer stockpile of markdown bread I got runs out, we're surviving solely on homemade bread, no more store bought! There is nothing better than homemade bread....except for maybe the homemade jam I put on it!


Snow White said...

We haven't purchased store-bought bread in nearly 2 years. I don't think I'll ever go back! Glad you had fun making bread with a "new" bread machine :)

MoneySavinDiva said...

I tried the whole making bread and not buying it thing last summer and hubs just didn't like it. He said it wasn't good sandwich bread. But beings we don't eat sandwiches much anymore since I usually keep the refrigerator well stocked I'm hoping that won't be an issue :)

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