A few weeks ago, I came across a recipe for a sandwich bread (Amish Sweet Bread) which the writer said sliced easily. I had yet to find the perfect homemade bread recipe (although I have figured out the perfect dinner roll) so I thought I’d try it out. It does make a sweeter bread, but you can adjust the sugar to your taste. Personally, I love it with all the sugar in it, but I do admit to having a serious sweet tooth.
This bread? So. Good. Ohmigosh, soooo good! I’ve made at least six loaves since I first came across the recipe. Each batch makes two loaves, which is perfect for me; I can eat one over the next few days while it’s fresh, and slice and freeze the second one so I can eat extra yummy homemade toast at midnight. It’s a total midnight snacking win!
This bread slices so easily, and is great for sandwiches. I’ve made cheese sandwiches with it and they really make lunchtime that much better! I’ve also taken the bread camping and made grilled cheese sandwiches. My sister was with me and the bread was so good that she didn’t even wait for the sandwich to be grilled — she just ate it un-grilled! And then wished I had brought more so that she could have another sandwich, but this time grilled. So yes, it’s good bread!
Lately, I’ve been eating this bread with homemade jam too. I came across a really easy Vanilla Apricot Jam recipe that doesn’t even require pectin. The ingredients? Apricots, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. If you’ve never made jam before, try this one and you’ll be a home-canning convert! It’s easy, and most importantly, it’s DELICIOUS!
But back to the bread. In my next batch, I’m going to replace some of the water with some whey leftover from my latest batch of homemade yoghurt. Whey is high in protein and other nutrients, and hey, waste not, want not! (Also, healthy, and I’m all for that.)
In closing, make this bread! Seriously. That is all!
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This bread looks awesome. Growing up my mom used to make homemade bread and there was nothing else like it.
There IS nothing quite like homemade bread, is there. Yum! And thanks!
We love homemade bread in our home and yours looks delicious! I also have been eyeing that apricot jam recipe! 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!
Thanks, Jes! I highly recommend making the bread and jam! So yum!