Friday’s Fare: Amish Bread Recipe

I learned this recipe from one of my dearest Amish friends. She’s more like an older sister-friend to me. When I visit with her, she likes to drag me everywhere…literally, holding my hand and off she marches! She has made my life so rich and given me so many blessings. It’s impossible to not honor her with my first Friday’s Fare Recipe!  I encourage you to try this. If I can make it, YOU can make it.  I’m notorious for exploding chickens and burning cookies. This one is so simple that even I can make it…and the smell that permeates the house? Wow!


2 cups warm water
2/3 cups sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 tablespoons salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Brewer’s yeast (optional)
6 cups flour

Dissolve the sugar in the warm water before adding the yeast. Let it set until foamy. Add salt, oil, and Brewer’s yeast into the mixture. Slowly add the flour and mix. Knead dough until smooth then return to well-oiled bowl and cover with a damp cloth until it doubles in bulk. Punch down the dough. Knead again and then divide/shape into two loaves. Place in bread pans and allow to rise again. Bake for thirty minutes at 350 degrees.

You can also find this recipe in Amish Circle Letters II: The Second Circle of Letters (Amazon and…Coming Soon on