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Simple White Bread “aka” Amish White Bread

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Baking is one of my many passions, I had to take a break from it because it wasn’t helping my waistline. I decided to start baking again, eating healthy is harder when most of he store bought breads are full of preservatives and excess sugars. I used to make breads and all sorts of desserts for my family and I noticed that we spent less money on baked goods when I did bake. So this weekend I baked three loaves of white bread for my kids. They take packed lunches to school and I love knowing what is in their lunches. Below is the recipe and pictures of the loaves I made.


2 cups warm water (110 degrees F)
2/3 cup white sugar ( I used 8 ounces of unsweetened applesauce)
1 packet of active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 cups of 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 9×5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.

4.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

* I kind of cheated with this because I have a bread machine and it does all the hard work. I had to use the bread machine because it freed up about 1 hour and 30 minutes for me to clean and start on the 5 loads of laundry I had to get done.

This recipe yielded 3 medium size loaves, I sliced up one and wrapped the other two and placed them in the freezer. I was also able to make some homemade orange juice yesterday. Yes, my Saturdays tend to be super busy.

I really like the original recipe but I took out the sugar and used applesauce instead because I am really trying to cut back on the amount of sugar we eat. I would love to remove all process sugars one day but I am taking it one day at a time.



About Ballu Lee

I am a mother of three, student, runner, Christian. I also love to read, sew, garden, crochet and watch old black and white movies. My fashion icons are Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Lauren, Lena Horne, Grace Kelly, Dorothy Dandridge, Ginger Rogers and Coco Chanel. I enjoy spending time with my lovebugs, cooking and exploring the outdoors. Running is a passion of mine, has been since I was in grade school.

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