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Easy, Simple Amish White Bread

This fabulous and simple bread will make great sandwich bread and converts easily to cinnamon bread! Your family will love this Soft Amish White Bread!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Author Kelly


  • 2 cups warm water (110 degrees F or 45 degrees C
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (I use olive or canola)
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 5+ cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. fresh active yeast

Bread Machine Recipe

  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 3/4 cup bread flour (or all-purpose will work)
  • 1 tsp dry yeast


  1. Directions:

    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 lightly floured surface (or in a very large bowl) until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves and place in 2-9×5 bread pans that have been greased and floured. Allow to rise for 30 minutes or until dough has risen at least one inch above pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. You can bake the bread at 325 degrees F for about 35 minutes for a softer texture.

  5. I can make 2 loaves of this bread for about 50 cents, isn’t that ridiculous!?

For Bread Machine: Put all of the ingredients in your bread machine, in order, then select "Basic Bread Cycle". Wait until the bread completes it's second rising. Turn machine off and start again on "Basic Bread Cycle", let machine finish.