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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Amish White Bread- For A 1st Try, Not Bad!


Saturday was snowy, and only left the house once. I had baked a pizza, my usual home-made crust, home-made sauce, sausage, pepperoni, mushroom cookie sheet sized pizza! The dough raised nicely, so encouraged by this I decided to bake a couple of loaves of bread! I would rather cook than bake- baking is fussier than cooking, and I don't do fussy well! Found a recipe for Amish white bread that sounded pretty good, so away we went. I'm getting the hang of Mega Mixer (Kitchen Aid, monster-sized!) and all went as planned. I had a rare patient day, where I wasn't rushing the dough as it rose. The recipe was good, as it came out about like it was supposed to! It's a dense, sweet, soft white bread with more substance than higher rising white bread you might get in a bakery. Pink- This one's for you!
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29 comments:

Jen said...

Ah, that looks good: home baked bread! No bread skills here. Well, maybe, if you count the eating kind.

Maddy said...

Aha someone else who just can't wait long enough for the yeast to do it's stuff.

Now if I were a single male I might well take you up on that offer, but as I'm not......
Cheers

Dana said...

So, where's the recipe for all of your fellow bread bakers??

buffalodickdy said...

Jen- I kill yeast like most people kill cockroaches! I really am proud when a baked product comes out close to the picture!
Maddy- It's why I hate baking- too precise, and slower than molasses in January....
dana- AllRecipes- punch in Amish White Bread..

doggybloggy said...

excellent, gimme a big slice with some of that sliced capon and some gravy....mmmm I love me an open face....heck just butter it up and give it to me just like that....

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buffalodickdy said...

DogB- Too sweet for a sammich- just butter, or honey, or preserves, or peanut butter, etc.!

Roger said...

Cut me off a heel & throw on some real butter! Happy Super Bowl Sunday to you Buff!!

Mel said...

GOD I love me some bread!! Bread and pototoes, you and doggie are getting to me today! I want some carbs!

Annie said...

I bet your house smelled sooooooo good.

Odat said...

Glad you're getting to use that monster mixer! lol.
Peace

pinknest said...

wow, now this does sound delicious!! soft and sweet, i LOVE bread like that. good job!

buffalodickdy said...

Rog- Home made bread always tastes best when topped with something simple!
mel- I love bread far more than potatoes!
annie- I didn't think about that until you mentioned it! My nose is a bit plugged up, and I missed out on that part of the fun of home made bread...
odat- Learning to use something properly does enhance the experience! I'm a guy, and refuse to read instructions or directions!
Pink- Was exactly as described- my wife literally ate one whole loaf yesterday!

Akelamalu said...

I love home made bread! I don't do it the hard way though I have a bread making machine. Unfortunately I'm off bread at the moment being on a diet, because I can't stop at one or two pieces, I'd eat the whole loaf!

Casdok said...

Mmm smells so good!
Your bread making skills are evolving to!! :)

Lynda said...

I love baking, but with bread, I have to admit the bread machine makes it a lot easier!

Beth said...

I can SMELL that bread Buff!!!! If it's a carb...I'm all over it.

Leighann said...

mmmm homemade bread!

urban vegan said...

Nothing like homemade bread....We have an Amish baked goods stand here at the Reading Terminal Market, and I can tell you that your loaf looks just as good as theirs.

Mona said...

Wow! That looks appetizing! I love the smell of baking as it fills the house. Specially if it is cinnamon roll baking anywhere I feel like hijacking the house! :)

buffalodickdy said...

Ake-My bread machine died, so I now use a big mixer with a dough hook.
Casdok- Thank-you!
lynda- Always tasted good, but the loaf always looked odd..
Beth- Who doesn't like fresh bread?
leighann- Hard to believe people had to know how to make bread years ago..
UrbanV- Thank-you! That's good to know!
mona- I must try to make cinnamon rolls someday!

Real Live Lesbian said...

Pass the butter, please!

Looks amazing!

Chels-Puddle Jumper said...

Every time we go on our family camping trip we always stop at the Amish "store". They always have the best breads there. Your bread looks so good. Makes me want to drive out to Amish Country.

buffalodickdy said...

R.L.L.- I have made worse! Me and yeast have a dicey relationship!
Chels- So happy to hear from my favorite Buckeye!(If there could ever be such a person!!) Drive further north, apparently I can cook fluent Amish!

meredic said...

Almost looks like a brioche, I can smell it from here mate.

Tanya Kristine said...

that bread sounds delightful. i wish i had a kitchenaide.

Queenie said...

Nothing beats the smell of home made bread cooking, second is coffee perking. Hope you put loads of butter on the slicers whilst they are still warm, yummy I can feel the lbs spreading around my hips...

DutchBitch said...

The bread looks yummy... So I will be getting a bread entry shaped like DB worshipping from you?

Anndi said...

I can still remember the smell in my aunt's kitchen... she baked an awesome loaf of bread.

I loved it when she let me help her kneed the dough... Good times!