The Bread Recipe My Family Goes Crazy For (and it’s easy): Amish Sweet Bread

We are six days from fall, but who is counting.  Me!  With Hurricane Florence swirling around us, it had Keith and I cooped up at home. Although I didn’t pull out my autumn decor, I did nest into the start of the season while football was on tv and my kitchen was calling me.   During the last few days I had been searching out a really good sweet bread recipe, and I’m delighted to report I found it!

I’ve made 6 loaves in the last few days and my family all agrees this is the best bread I’ve ever made.

This is absolutely the best bread I’ve ever made.

Here’s The Recipe:

Amish Sweet Bread

Makes 3 -4 loaves

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Rising Time: 1.5 Hours



3 cups water

1 cup sugar

2 1/4 tablespoon yeast

2 1/4 tablespoons salt

3/8 cup oil

8.25 cups of flour (approximately)


  1. Heat water for 1.5 – 2 minutes in the microwave
  2. Add sugar and yeast.  Let it proof.  This should take approximately 10 – 15  minutes.
  3. Slowly add flour until the mixture is thick and soupy.  Then beat on high for 5 – 7 minutes until mixtures has air bubbles.
  4. Continue slowly adding flour until the dough is not sticky.
  5. Place into an oiled bowl and knead dough gently.
  6.  Cover the dough with a damp cloth and place in a warm spot for 1 – 1.5 hours.
  7.  Punch the dough down and divide the dough into small loaves by cutting with a knife.
  8.     Place loaves into oiled pans and allow to rise for another 45 minutes.
  9.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 – 45 minutes until lightly brown on top.   Melt butter on top of loaf during last 5 minutes.
  10. Remove loaves from oven and turn on their side on a wire wrack or wooden cutting board.  Allow to cool slightly before enjoying!






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