Monday always seems to be an interesting here in Our Little Chateau. It’s right after Sunday and no one gets to sleep in. Even now with quarantine, the children being homeschooled, and people working from home we still have to wake up early. Some of us wake up for meetings, others check in business endeavours, and of course watching the baby laugh is the highlight of every morning. This Monday is rainy we get a lot of rain here which isn’t as bad as you would think for example I don’t have to water the garden today. So with me free time and wanting to see my family crawl out of their meetings I decided to make bread.
Isn’t funny how the smell of fresh baked bread always brings everyone out of hiding. Today I decided to make Amish bread. That’s right Amish bread! It’s a light an fluffy bread that can be used to make sandwiches. It’s the bread that is best thing since sliced bread because it’s one of the breads they sliced to make sliced bread. Here’s how you make it.
- 3 cups all purpose white flour
- 3 cups wheat flour
- ⅔ cup white sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoons quick dry yeast
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 2 cups warm water
- ¼ cup cannoli oil
- Step 1 In a stand mixer mix all the dry ingredients together until will incorporated
- Step 2 Mix in wet ingredients and let knead until smooth about 5 to 10 minutes. Cover with warm damp cloth and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- Step 3 Punch dough down. Gently fold into loaf and place into two well oiled loaf pan. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above the pans top.
- Step 4 Bake at 350°F/175°C for 30 minutes or until done.
I have to be honest here. You are suppose to let the bread rest for about 30 minutes to an hour before you cut into it, but I never do. I just can’t I have to have a hot steaming slice with butter in top. Do you wait for your bread to rest or do you just dig right in? Let me know in the comments below.