Bread. Sliced bread was a fabulous invention. But fresh bread. That's even better! I found a recipe on Daily Deliciousness for Amish White Bread. I've seen it around on blogs before and I figured it'd be fairly easy.
Mmm... it's so good fresh out of the oven. This is great for sandwiches, a huge chunk with a bowl of soup AND grilled cheese...
Amish White Bread
Recipe courtesy of Mommy's Kitchen (which I saw on Daily Deliciousness)
2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45degrees C)
1/3 - 2/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups bread flour
In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast.
Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.
Mix salt and oil into the yeast.
Mix in flour one cup at a time.
Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth.
Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat.
Cover with a damp cloth.
Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down.
Knead for a few minutes and divide in half.
Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans.
Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.