Excellent, soft, but lightly crispy edges - mmmmm. My first experience with a bread machine and I'm hooked!*The order of ingredients: salt, oil, warm water on bottom layer then sugar and flour in next layer and finally yeast in a small well (not breaking through to liquids though!). I subbed regular vegetable oil for the canola and it worked great. Quite sweet but I love it that way. I used King Arthur bread flour and it was PERFECT! Followed other advice and measure the water as 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp which looked to be about 1 and an 1/8th cup. I did stop and restart my bread maker in the beginning of the second rise so all in all it actually had 3 rises (two 23 minute rising and one hour long rise!) It came right up almost to the top of the hopper and ended up weighing almost 2.5 pounds even with following all measurements! So delicious tender and sweet- I can't wait to bake loaves for all of my family! Try it - you'll probably LOVE IT! *
Pictures and more details here:http://twebby.wordpress.com/2010/02/18/amish-bread/
*Hubby and I ate 2 slices before leaving it on the kitchen counter while going for a winter hike. The dog was in the living room blocked from the kitchen by a baby gate. 15 year old dog busted through the gate and retrieved it from the 3.5 ft counter. Ate through the ziploc and devoured 2 pounds of bread! Best meal that dogs probably ever had!
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Excellent, soft, but lightly crispy edges - mmmmm. My first experience with a bread machine...