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Amish White Bread

It may be called Amish White Bread, but it tastes just like King’s Hawaiian Rolls! Very easy-to-make bread and inexpensive too.
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Amish white bread, bread dough, bread recipe
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 163kcal


  • 1 cup warm water 110 degrees F
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast or 2 tsp SAF yeast*
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cups flour all-purpose or bread (strong) flour are fine


  • In a large bowl, combine the warm water, the sugar and the yeast. Stir and let stand for about 10 minutes–this is “proofing” the yeast. If you get a bubbly foam on the top of the water, your yeast is active and you may proceed.
  • Add the salt and vegetable oil. Stir to combine.
  • Add the flour, one cup at a time until a soft dough forms. You may have to use more flour depending on weather conditions. For instance, today I needed close to 3 3/4 cups of all-purpose to get this right. The dough should be soft but NOT sticky.
  • Turn dough out on a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes. If using a stand mixer with a dough hook, knead for about 3 minutes.
  • Pour some oil (about 1 tsp) in a large bowl and place the kneaded dough in that bowl, coating the bottom of the dough with the oil. Turn oil-side up and cover the bowl with a greased piece of plastic wrap.
  • Set the bowl in a warm draft-free place** and let rise until double in bulk–between 1-1 1/2 hours.
  • Punch dough down. Turn out on lightly floured surface and shape into a loaf–this is done by pressing the dough into a sort of rectangle then rolling up tightly from the smaller end. Seal edges and place in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Cover with greased plastic wrap and place in a warm draft-free** place to rise until double in bulk–when loaf is about 1-inch higher than the side of the pan. This should take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on temperature/humidity conditions.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and cool completely on a rack.


*SAF yeast is often called “Bread Machine Yeast” or “Instant Yeast.”



Serving: 1slice | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg