My husband’s ancestors were Amish and Mennonite. This delicious recipe is adapted from an old Amish recipe, but made in the bread machine.
- 2 ¾ cups bread flour
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 18 tablespoons warm water
Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select White Bread cycle; press Start.
When the dough has raised once and second cycle of kneading begins, turn machine off. Reset by pressing Start once again. This gives the dough two full raising cycles before the final raising cycle prior to baking.
Prep time: 5 mins / Cooking time: 3 hrs / Total time: 4 hrs 10 mins
Serving: 12 / Yield: 1 – 1.5 pound loaf