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Sweet Bread,

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To proof yeast:

  • Pour 1 cup of warm (110 degrees F) water into a bowl.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of sugar; stir to dissolve.
  • Sprinkle a packet of yeast (2 ½ teaspoons) on top.
  • Let it sit for a few minutes, then stir until it dissolves.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set it in a warm, draft-free place (inside your turned-off oven, for example).

Within 5 to 10 minutes the top of the mixture should have turned creamy and foamy, which means the yeast is working. If nothing happens, the yeast is dead; discard the mixture and try again with different yeast.



6 cups General Purpose flour,  1 teaspoon salt ,  ½ cup white sugar; mix well and then add

1 cup warm milk or water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) plus yeast and sugar from above, 2 eggs, room temperature,  ⅓ cup margarine, melted

mix until incorporated into a ball, cover and let raise

knead and let rest twice more

Cinnamon Rolls

stretch into 10 x 14″  and apply filling  leaving 3/4″ edges clean, then roll and divide into dish and let rise before baking


⅓ cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
optionally chopped toasted nuts and/or raisins
mix well
bake at 350 for 30 minuets, 20 covered, then brown

Recipe yields 12 servings (9 x 12 deep dish)

3 responses to “Sweet Bread,

  1. p.g.sharrow May 21, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Building a new recipe so I will be editing as I learn more.

  2. p.g.sharrow June 11, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    Amish Sweet Bread;


    2 cups of warm water about 110 degrees
    3/4 cup of sugar
    1 pouch active dry yeast 2 1/4 teaspoon
    a pinch of salt
    1 stick of butter melted, divided
    5 – 6 cups of flour


    In a microwave safe container, place 2 cups of water and heat for 30 – 45 seconds in the microwave. Place a thermometer in the water, and make sure it reads 100 -110 degrees.
    Pour hot water into the mixing bowl from a stand mixer and add the sugar, stirring until completely dissolved.
    Stir in the yeast and allow yeast to sit for about 30 minutes, or until it looks like creamy foam. (Make sure you let the yeast sit for at least 20 minutes).
    Mix in the pinch of salt, and 1/4 cup of the melted butter, and stir just until mixed.
    Add the flour one cup at a time.
    When flour is all added place the mixing bowl on the stand and sprinkle with a little of the melted butter, and using the dough attachment, knead dough for 7 minutes on low speed.
    Remove the bowl from the stand mixer, and pour the rest of the melted butter over the dough and turn the dough in the bowl coating it in the butter.
    Turn the oven on at about 350 degrees for ONE minute and turn if off.
    Place a damp cloth over the top of the bowl of dough and place the bowl in the warm oven.
    Leave the bowl in the oven and allow the dough to rise for about an hour or until it’s at least doubled in size.
    Take the bowl out of the oven and gently punch the dough down and Knead it by hand for about 1 minute.
    Generously grease your bread pan with Crisco.
    If you’re using two pans, divide the dough in half and shape into a loaf and place in pans. (If you’re using a long bakers pan, grease it well, and place the dough in the pan, shaping it into a loaf in the pan, and making sure it reaches end to end).
    Let the dough rise in the warm oven until it’s about one inch above the pan – approximately 30 – 45 minutes.
    Bake the bread at 350 degrees for 22 – 30 minutes lightly placing a piece of foil over the top if the bread top is getting too dark.
    Remove bread from oven and place on a wire rack for 5 -7 minutes.
    Gently run a metal spatula around the edge of the bread to loosen, remove and place the bread on the wire rack to cool completely.
    Slice with a serrated bread knife.
    Serve with butter, honey, jams, or jellies. Makes great toast, sandwiches, or snack.

    All text and images ©Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons.

  3. p.g.sharrow October 1, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Notes on sweet bread
    1 cup sugar
    6 cups flour–> 5 cups GP + 1 cup bread flour, nice for soft bread
    next time try; –> 4 cups GP + 2 cups bread flour for bread rolls
    Divide by 12 for burger size
    cook 350F for 30 min. on trays

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