Monday, October 5, 2015

Amish Country Loaf

2 cups water, about 110°F
1/4 cup cane sugar
1-1/2 tablespoon active dry yeast
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups artisan bread flour (Bob's Red Mill)

In a large bowl, combine sugar, water, and yeast. Set aside for 5 minutes, until yeast is bubbly.

Add salt and oil to mixture and stir to combine. Add flour one cup at a time. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

After 1 hour, punch down dough. Knead for a three minutes. Divide in half and shape into two loaves, Place loaves into oiled 9 x 5-inch loaf pans. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes. While bread rises, preheat oven to 350°F.

Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes or until loaves are golden brown. Remove from pans and let cool completely on wire rack.

Adapted From

make 2 loaves, about 16 slices each
105 calories  |  2g fat  |  19g carbs  |  3g protein