Amish Sweet Bread Recipe


2 cups water (110° F)
2/3 cups sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup oil
5.5-6 cups flour

  1. Combine water, sugar, and yeast and let it proof.
  2. When yeast mixture is a creamy foam with little bubbles (about 10 minutes), mix in oil and salt into the yeast mixture.
  3. Slowly mix in one cup of flour at a time. Use as much flour as needed to create a good, non-sticky dough.
  4. Knead dough for about 5 minutes.
  5. Oil a bowl, place the dough in it, and cover with a slightly damp cloth to let rise. Let rise for about 1 hour or until doubled.
  6. After it has risen, punch cough down. Divide in half and shape loaves.
  7. Place loaves into 2 well-oiled 9×5″ loaf pans. Allow to rise for about 30 minutes.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Place on a wire rack to allow to cool.

Recipe Notes
Use less sugar if desired to create a normal bread.

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