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Amish Country Bread

Amish Country Bread

It has been awhile since I have posted a bread recipe.  As a family of 3 we don’t go through a ton of bread in one sitting, so lots of my bread ends up in the freezer.  Then every so often I get in a “clean out the freezer” mode.  That is what has happened over the last month or so.  It is finally pretty empty, so I am back to making bread!

I was searching for a new bread recipe to try awhile ago, and I saw this one on quite a few sites.  It looked hearty, and crusty; which is what I was looking for.  I made this one night that we were having soup for dinner.  I always love bread with my soup, and this was a good one to have around.  It is slightly sweet, which you could change by reducing the sugar if that isn’t your thing.  It was hearty and stuck up to the dunking, which I always do with my bread and soup.  It would also make great toast or even a sandwich.

Amish Country Bread

I still have a loaf of this in the freezer that I think I might have to take out this week.  We have had amazing spring weather these last couple weeks.  It has been in the 50′s and 60′s with lots of sun.  That is all about to change in a couple of hours….we are supposed to get 6-12 inches of snow tonight :(   Soup and bread is on the menu tomorrow!

Amish Country Bread
 
Serves: 10
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:

 
Ingredients
  • 4 Tbls sugar
  • 2 Tbls butter, melted
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1½ cup hot water (about 115 degrees)
  • 2 Tbls rapid rise yeast
  • 5 cups bread flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tbls water
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp rosemary

Instructions
  1. Using a stand mixer, mix together the sugar, butter, salt, water, and yeast. Let set for 5 minutes until nice and foamy.
  2. Add the flour, 1 cup at a time until it forms a ball.
  3. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size (about 30 minutes).
  5. Punch down the dough, divide into 2 equal balls. Roll into a ball, and place side by side on a baking sheet. Cut cross slits in the top. Cover and let rice for another 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  7. Mix together the egg white and the water. Brush over the top of each ball of dough. Sprinkle evenly with salt and rosemary. Bake for 20-25 minutes. It will be golden brown and sound hollow when you tap on the bottom.

Notes
Adapted from One More Moore

 

 

Comments

  1. This would be perfect as sandwich bread or with a slathering of butter! Plus, I’m totally sold with how easy this bread is to whip up. Looks great Erin!

  2. This bread looks so good, it would be perfect for my lunch!

  3. This look so great, Erin! I love crusty bread!

  4. This looks and sounds delicious, Erin. Nothing better than fresh bread… except chocolate maybe :-P

  5. Your bread looks scrumptious!! So pretty :)

  6. Snow, really? Will this winter ever end? Good thing you have a spare loaf of this beautiful bread in your freezer!!

  7. More snow, really? Good thing you have this bread!! It looks fantastic, Erin!

  8. I just made a batch of Amish friendship bread which is completely different. This bread looks so inviting!

  9. I absolutely love the appearance of this bread – it’s beautiful!! Such a fun change from a typical loaf. I don’t envy that much snow heading your way, I’ll keep my fingers crossed the weather people are wrong :)

  10. What a gorgeous looking bread. And I’m sure it tastes incredible too!

  11. I wish I made the time to make bread but atlas I don’t! I love this one you made, since it looks simple yet a perfectly flavorful result. Winner!!!

  12. What pretty loaf of bread you made, I love the rustic look of it.

  13. What a beautiful loaf of bread! I’d love to dip a piece into a bowl of soup.

  14. This looks so pretty, Erin! I want a big warm slice right now!

  15. This bread looks perfect for soup!

  16. 6-12 inches of snow? Oh my!! I think you need to make more bread! This looks just wonderful. You may have “the perfect storm” tonight but who cares with this perfect bread in the house!

  17. I know it’s been a while, but your blog looks great! And so does this bread! I’m with you, I need a good crusty piece of bread for dunking with soup. Love it!

  18. Yum!! This sounds lovely!!

  19. Wow, wow, wow! This looks fantastic!

  20. Love me some crusty bread. :) And of course – cleaning out the freezer! Hooray for making more room, I love doing that too!

  21. sounds like a good loaf of bread!

  22. Love crusty bread! Perfect with a big bowl of hearty soup!

  23. I am an equal-opportunist carb-eater, though homemade bread happens to be my specialty! I LOVE IT. This looks so crusty and perfect to nosh on all the livelong day.

  24. that is some down right perfect bread!

  25. YES, pleeeease!! I love bread, it is really a crime how much I love bread!

  26. I love making bread- as a house of two we don’t do much bread at one sitting either – which is so hard, because I LURRVEEE bread!!

    • We LOVE bread to, so I always have to portion some for the freezer first or we would go through way too much!!

  27. Isn’t this weather crazy!? At least you have amazing homemade bread to enjoy!
    Hope you’re enjoying your week ;-)

    • Thankfully they were wrong, and we only got about 2 inches of snow, and that is almost all melted already. I am ready for spring to get here and stay!

  28. This Amish Country Bread is gorgeous. I bake bread at home all the time but haven’t try my hands on making Amish Country Bread before. Can’t wait to test it out. ;)

  29. I need to try this one! I am the same way – I have to have bread with a bowl of soup. It’s just not the same without it.

    PS where are you that it’s snowing that much?!

    xo Jackie

    • Jackie – I am in Fort Collins, Colorado. Luckily they were way off with their prediction, and we only got about 2 inches! It should be gone by Friday!

  30. Oh yum!!

  31. My tiny little freezer is constantly full. It’s ridiculous. I need to stop buying stuff and use what I already have!

    And this bread looks awesome. I don’t make it often because it’s just a disaster calorie-wise. But I love it! :)

    Oh and sorry about the snow. We’re having the same issues over here…

  32. Your bread turned out so beautiful. I’ve seen a couple of Amish bread recipes but haven’t tried any. Now I wonder why, sounds perfect with a comforting dinner

  33. I have been itching to make homemade bread. My fear of yeast and dough keeps me from just doing it, but when I see beautiful bread like this I want to give a go. :) Well done. :)

  34. That is an amazing looking bread! Soup and bread is perfect snow day food!!!

  35. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    What an incredible bread, Erin. So fluffy and so perfect. I can’t wait to bake this!

  36. This looks like the perfect summer bread. Yum! I would be ripping pieces off all day :)

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