26 January 2012

Amish Wheat Bread

I'm trying to get my household to a point where we buy less store-bought/processed foods. Homemade just taste so much better, not to mention less chemicals going into your body. I'm not a health foodie (there is nothing wrong with that :-) ) but I do like knowing where my food comes from. What better place than my own kitchen? In this quest for "yummilicious" (i totally made that word up haha) food, we're trying difference types of bread, one of the first on the list...Wheat bread! This is a very simple (with a hint of sweetness) recipe that I found on Pintrest (that site is so horribly addicting!) but we had to figure out a couple things for ourselves (ie - rise time) Without further adieu....

Amish Wheat Bread

3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. flour
1 Tbsp. salt
3 c. warm water
2 Tbsp. (2 pkg.) yeast
3/4 c. vegetable oil
2 c. whole wheat flour
6 c. white flour

Preheat oven to 200*F. Turn off and keep closed. You'll need this for the bread to rise.In a large, non-reactive bowl mix sugar, flour and salt together then add in water making sure to blend well. Add yeast and let set until is rises just a bit (about 10mins) Mix in Vegetable Oil then flour. Place into warm (but off) oven and let rise about 45mins- one hour. It should double in size.  Form into loaves (we used standard sized loaves and managed to get three loaves. Put back into warm oven and let rise again (about 30 more mins) Preheat oven to 350*F and bake for 25-30mins. Enjoy!

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