The Amish people because of the simplified way of life are also known as “the plain people.” They live a life without the modern conveniences that most people consider healthy and are tied to their religious beliefs, to which they are strongly committed.
According to the outside world, the Amish are very resilient and unchanging. Their dressing methods are the same and different from the others, they use horses instead of cars and agricultural machines as if they stopped at a simpler earlier time. This way of life, which they fully accept, is unthinkable for most people who do not live it.
The Amish cuisine
In their farms, they grow corn, hay, wheat, tobacco, soybeans, barley, potatoes, and other vegetables, as well as various grasses for grazing.
The Amish people possess perfect skills in the kitchen and their cuisine is based on the fresh ingredients produced in their farms. They spend countless hours preparing the meal, but everyone who has tried it will never forget it.
Homemade Amish Sweet Bread Recipe
Here we offer you a recipe for delicious homemade bread, known as ‘sweet Amish bread.’ You will need some time, a few ingredients, and a pinch of love to prepare it. You need a kind of skill that will help you to make this delicious bread, and along the way, you will have fun.
- 2 cups of water
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Active Dry yeast
- 2/3 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 5 1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
- Dough cutter
- Two large bowls
- 2 bread loaf pans
Instructions to make the ‘sweet Amish bread’
- Heat 2 cups water to 110℉ Those who don’t have a thermometer can try this trick – Heat ½ a cup of water to boiling, and then add plain tap water until you’re at 2 cups.
- Add the sugar to that water and stir.
- Adding the active dry yeast, let it sit for 10 minutes. Dry yeast is active (alive), so if you want to use it for a long time you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. On that way it can be used within 4 months and 6 if it is frozen.
- Slowly add one cup of flour to the frothy yeast mixture, stir gently, then the next until you get a real ball of dough and knead it for about 5 minutes. The dough will be ready if you roll it out lightly without it separating.
- Coat a large mixing bowl with nonstick spray, place the dough ball into it, and cover the bowl with a damp towel
- Leave the dough on the counter for about an hour, which will double it in size.
- The risen dough should be cut by dough cutter and divide evenly in half
- Place divided halves of the dough into greased loaf pans, and pushing them to form the shape of the pan.
- These two loaves should hang out on the counter, uncovered, for another half hour or more until they rise more.
- Bake them in the oven for 30 minutes in a 350℉.
Enjoy the Amish Sweet Bread!