How To Make Homemade Amish Bread
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You will love this homemade Amish Bread recipe. It is easy, but an amazing treat and comfort food to share with anyone you love!
Recipe type: Breads
Serves: 12
  • 3½ Cups Flour
  • 1 T yeast
  • 2 t sugar
  • 1 t salt
  • 1¼ Cups of hot (to the touch) tap water
  • ¼ c olive oil
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)
  1. Preheat to 350 degrees
  2. Mix yeast, sugar, salt and water in a bowl.
  3. Let rest, try not to move it around, for 5 minutes. It will look cloudy and gross, but gather the kids, you're about to see nature at its best.
  4. Once the yeast "blooms", meaning it has bubbled up to the top of the water and "grown" in size, add the olive oil (not pictured in pic 1, sorry)
  5. Now you add the flour. and mix with a spatula until flakey, not totally combined.
  6. Time to get your hands dirty, take off the wedding rings. Mix the rest of the floor in with your hands and knead the dough until it feels soft, like Play-Dough.
  7. After you have kneaded the dough until soft. Cover with plastic wrap and place on top of stove. Since the stove is preheated, it will be a nice warm spot for the yeast to do it's thing. Set a timer for 30 minutes and go enjoy a cup of tea.
  8. Whoa, see what we did there. You're dough is doubled. Now give it a nice punch in the gut. This will feel really good.
  9. You're going to knead the dough again, this time for about 10 minutes, or until it is soft like Play-dough again.
  10. Note, this dough can make two loaves. Just divide if you want. We're a big family and chose to leave it whole for today.
  11. You can shape the dough out however you want. Put it in a bread pan if you like. You can even roll it out flat and then roll it up into a french style loaf. That's too much work for me, so I left it round. I do cut a few slits in the top to help with the rise.
  12. Once you have your dough the shape you want, set the timer again for 30 minutes and don't touch it.
  13. See what happened
  14. Now, scramble up an egg and paint the surface of your bread lightly.
  15. Bake for 20-30 minutes. I'm at a higher altitude, so I can get by with just 20 minutes of baking time. You also don't want to bake more than 25 for two loaves.
  16. Once baked, let rest for 10 or so minutes. This will make it soft and easy to cut.
  17. Enjoy
Recipe by The Thrifty Couple at