Easy Homemade Amish White Bread Recipe (Video)

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This easy homemade Amish white bread recipe is my family’s favorite and one that we make several times a week during busy seasons like summertime.  This sweet white bread is so good, and my family prefers it over even store-bought bread.  I prefer to make most all of my flour recipes with sourdough, but when we need a quick and easy sandwich bread, we usually fall back on this no fail recipe.  It’s really important to know how to make bread without yeast in case you can’t get yeast sometimes, and that along with the added health benefits is why we mostly bake with sourdough.  But while we can source yeast easily, it’s nice to be able to make this fast and easy amish white bread.  

I like to make this simple recipe in my bosch mixer, and it takes me less than 5 minutes of active time to make 4 loaves of bread.  Sometimes I make lots of amish white bread and put it into the freezer, but it tastes best fresh, so I oftentimes just make it 2-3 times a week.  I like to mix it up while I’m cooking breakfast, and have it ready to bake at lunchtime.  Or sometimes I mix it up at lunchtime, and have it ready to bake by supper.  I can even bake this bread while I’m busy working in the garden, as long as I set myself a reminder to come back in and shape it or put it into the oven at the appropriate time.

This recipe will make four delicious loaves of bread.  You can always cut it in half if you’d like to make less.  Or you could put some into the freezer or give a loaf to a friend.  I promise you’re gonna love it, and so will everyone else!

amish white bread with eggs and jalapeno jelly

Ways We Like To Eat Amish White Bread

  • With fresh butter from our Jersey cows
  • Toasted with fried eggs for breakfast
  • As garlic toast with spaghetti
  • As sandwiches for quick lunches.  Our favorite sandwich fillings are beef salad and chicken salad made with our home canned beef and chicken.  Peanut butter and jelly is always a good standby as well.
  • Toasted with peanut butter and home canned applesauce
  • French toast with maple or buttermilk syrup
beef salad sandwich

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Why I Love This Amish White Bread Recipe

  • It takes me less than 5 minutes of active time to make this bread from start to finish.  This is actually less time than it would take me to drive to the store and purchase our bread on a weekly basis.
  • This amish white bread is my family’s favorite bread and they will always eat it without complaint.  It might not be as nutritious as sourdough or whole wheat bread, but it is a lot more nutritious than what I can buy at the grocery store, and I know every ingredient that is in this bread.  It’s a good compromise between expensive store-bought bread and whole wheat bread which my family doesn’t really like.
  • It saves me so much money.  It costs me less than $.30 per loaf of bread to make this recipe, and the cheapest bread I can buy at the store is well over $2.00 per loaf.  We have a large family and go through a lot of bread, so this can really add up fast.  
  • It is healthier than store bought bread with no preservatives or dough conditioners added.  Just seven simple ingredients that are easy for me to source in bulk so I can easily make this bread whenever we need it.
  • This is the perfect bread for sandwiches.  It is a milk bread that has a lot of butter in it, which makes this tender loaf stay soft for several days.

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Simple Ingredients

  • Warm milk (any kind will work)
  • Warm water
  • Active dry yeast (instant yeast will also work) – I like to source fresh yeast in bulk from Azure Standard
  • Salt
  • Sugar or other sweetener (this amish bread makes a sweeter loaf, but if you want to reduce the amount of sugar, you can)
  • Butter or other fat like melted beef tallow or coconut oil (this keeps the bread super soft and moist)
  • Flour – I like to use the bread flour or all purpose flour from Azure Standard

Tools You May Need

Bosch Mixer

Large Mixing Bowl (for raising dough)

Large Bread Pans – I like the 9.5 inch loaf pans

Cooling Rack

Bread Knife

Bread Bags

How To Make Amish White Bread

Warm milk and water in microwave or on stove top until approximately 110 degrees.  Just warm enough to activate the yeast.  

Pour into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook.  If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can still make this in a bowl, it will just take you more active time to knead it by hand.

Add yeast, salt, sugar and melted butter or fat.  Mix well.

While mixer is running add flour to the yeast mixture.  The dough should be starting to pull away from the sides of the bowl.  Let mix on high for 5-10 minutes while you finish other projects in your kitchen.

Turn off mixer, and remove dough.  Place in a well oiled bowl.  Cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap and allow it to raise in a warm place until double – usually about an hour, but sometimes a little longer.

Grease bread pans with butter or other fat.  Punch dough down, dump out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into four pieces.

Shape each ball of dough into loaves (see video below) and place in bread pans.

Cover with a towel and allow to rise a second time until double, or until close to the top of the pan.  

While bread is rising, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Gently add bread to pre-heated oven, and bake for 30 minutes or until top crust is a nice golden brown.

Remove from oven.  Take out of the pans and place on cooling racks.  

Brush with butter to make a softer top if desired.

Allow to cool.

Place in bread bags and keep on counter or in refrigerator for up to a week.  Can also be frozen for up to 3 months.  If you only eat a few slices at a time, you could slice it and put it into smaller bags before freezing, so you only have to take out a few slices at a time.

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Yield: 4 Loaves

Easy Homemade Amish White Bread

Easy Homemade Amish White Bread

This easy homemade Amish white bread recipe is my family’s favorite and one that we make several times a week during busy seasons like summertime. It only takes 5 minutes of active time to make four loaves as long as you have a stand mixer. Once you make this simple and easy sandwich bread, it will be your favorite too!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 3 Tbl. active yeast
  • 3 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 11 cups all purpose or bread flour

Instructions

    1. Warm milk and water in microwave or on stove top until approximately 110 degrees.  Just warm enough to activate the yeast.  

    2. Pour into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook.  If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can still make this in a bowl, it will just take you more active time to knead it by hand.

    3. Add yeast, salt, sugar and melted butter or fat.  Mix well.

    4. While mixer is running add flour to the yeast mixture.  The dough should be starting to pull away from the sides of the bowl.  Let mix on high for 5-10 minutes while you finish other projects in your kitchen.

    5. Turn off mixer, and remove dough.  Place in a well oiled bowl.  Cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap and allow it to raise in a warm place until double - usually about an hour, but sometimes a little longer.

    6. Grease bread pans with butter or other fat.  Punch dough down, dump out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into four pieces.

    7. Shape each ball of dough into loaves (see video below) and place in bread pans.

    8. Cover with a towel and allow to rise a second time until double, or until close to the top of the pan.  

    9. While bread is rising, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    10. Gently add bread to pre-heated oven, and bake for 30 minutes or until top crust is a nice golden brown.

    11. Remove from oven.  Take out of the pans and place on cooling racks.  

    12. Brush with butter to make a softer top if desired.

    13. Allow to cool.

    14. Place in bread bags and keep on counter or in refrigerator for up to a week.

    Notes

    Can also be frozen for up to 3 months.  If you only eat a few slices at a time, you could slice it and put it into smaller bags before freezing, so you only have to take out a few slices at a time.

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    9 Comments

    1. I’ve always wanted an Amish bread recipe… Love how big this batch is! Have you ever tried making this recipe with sourdough starter in areas of yeast?

    2. This bread looks delicious and so fluffy! Thanks for sharing a video tutorial to go along with it.

    3. This looks so simple and delicious! Do you know how this recipe would work with freshly ground flour?

      1. It works fine! I’ve made it with fresh ground white wheat flour, and it turns out beautiful. If your flour is lacking in protein, you can also replace 1/2 cup of the flour with 1/2 of vital wheat gluten flour.