The Amish Cook: Gloria's Homemade Bread
  • 4 cups warm water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 2 rounded tablespoons wheat gluten*
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 9-10 cups bread flour
  1. Mix well. Rise till double, (about 30 minutes), smash down and rise again till double. Next spread a bit of shortening onto the table or wherever you're working out you dough, then kneed into a loaf shape, one at a time, dividing into 4 well greased loaf pans, (it'll be approximately 1½ pound per loaf).
  2. Let rise another 30-45 minutes or until well doubled. Bake at 350 for after 15 minutes then rotate pans and bake another 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from bread from pans. Let set 20 minutes before putting into bags.
  3. By placing in bags while partially warm, it produces a softer bread.
Recipe by Amish 365 at