This amazing recipe I founded at http://bakerette.com/ and I'm crazy about it. I dare you to make this Amish white bread because it's so delicious and whole house will smell on it. Your family will love it. Enjoy :)
1 cup warm water
1 cup warm milk
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
5 1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg yolk + 1 tablespoon water to form an egg wash
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. With a pastry brush, lightly brush the tops of the loaves with egg wash before baking. Bake for 30 minutes.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together sugar, yeast, milk and water. Cover and allow the yeast to activate and foam for about 5 minutes.
- Mix in salt and oil into the yeast.
- Using an electric mixer with a dough hook, slowly add flour one cup at a time mixing well after each addition. Tip: Spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level off. Don’t scoop or pack it in.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for five minutes until dough is smooth and elastic.
- Place in a well-greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a lightly warmed place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
- Punch down the dough and divide into two equal pieces. Shape into loaves and place in 2 greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pans. Cover and allow to rise in a warm place for 30 mins or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. With a pastry brush, lightly brush the tops of the loaves with egg wash before baking. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from pans and with a pastry brush, lightly brush melted butter immediately after so the crust stays nice and soft.