Amish White Bread

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This beautiful bread is called Amish White Bread. If you feel like you want to give the family an extra special treat and fill the house with the old-fashioned aroma of fresh baking bread, you will not find this recipe at all difficult.

This is a very inexpensive bread to make. And interesting story is that of the Amish Friendship Bread. Long ago, when bread making was done by hand, grandmothers taught their daughters, and their daughters taught their daughters how to make bread. It went on down the line as the bread was a staple at meals. The Amish mothers not only taught, but also would pass on the bread starter batter to their daughters on their wedding day. This was a significant tradition that is not practiced anymore except in perhaps some remote Amish enclaves.

So what is a starter batter? The starter batter was the active ingredient used in bread, today we use yeast. The starter if fed every ten days, could last for years and would improve the flavor of the bread as it got older. You knew if the starter went off if it turned orange or pink in color. The Amish friendship bread starter was given as a gift. It was placed into a glass jar, and the jar would be decorated in some festive manner. How simple the lives were, and what a sense of community was shared.

This recipe calls for Active Dry yeast. There is more than one type of yeast, so lets find out what this one is. There are four types of yeast commonly found in the grocery store. They are Active Dry Yeast, Inactive Dry Yeast, Rapid-Rise Yeast and Fresh Compressed Cake Yeast.

Active Dry is dry and granular in shape. It has a similar consistency to cornmeal. This type of yeast can give your dough two rises. It must be dissolved in warm water or milk to activate it at 110F. If you put it into a liquid that is too hot you will kill the active yeast and it will not make the bread rise.

Now that we have been equipped with some basic knowledge about the important rising agent for the bread, let us visit The Midnight Baker website below and learn the full ingredients and instructions for baking the bread.

Nutrition Facts for: Amish White Bread From Bake at Midnite
Ingredients: Warm water, sugar, active dry yeast, salt, vegetable oil, all purpose flour.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 157, Calories from Fat 23, Total Fat 2.6g 4%, Saturated Fat 0.5g 2%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 149mg 6%, Potassium 49mg 1%, Carbohydrates 29.7g 10%, Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%, Sugars 5.6g, Protein 3.5g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 9%

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