Amish White Bread in a pressure cooker
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Amish White Bread in a pressure cooker

Slightly dense and sweet bread, and this one is made in the humble pressure cooker

Tiya Joshi

Ingredients

4-serving
  1. 1 cup water warm
  2. 1/3 cup sugar
  3. 3/4 tablespoon instant dry yeast
  4. 3 cups plain flour
  5. 1/8 cup vegetable oil
  6. 3/4 teaspoon salt

Steps

180 mins
  1. Dissolve sugar in the warm water

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  2. Ensure that the water is only just warm, you don't want to kill the yeast

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  3. Add the yeast to the solution. Let it proof. (the yeast will start to look like a creamy foam)

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  4. Now mix in the oil and salt

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  5. Mix in one cup of flour at a time and mix in well

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  6. The final dough will not stick to your hand at all

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  7. Gather the dough together and keep it in a vessel that would allow it to rise at least double the size

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  8. Cover with a thin moist cloth (it should not touch the top of the dough)

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  9. Once it has risen to double the size (usually in 1-1.5 hours when the temperature is pretty warm) punch down the dough once

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  10. Oil the tin in which you intend to bake the bread

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  11. Divide the dough if you need to if you are using multiple pans and place the dough in the tin

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  12. Let it stand and rise for another 30 minutes or till it has risen by at least another half

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  13. Set a stand in your pressure cooker (no water. Completely dry) so that the tin doesn't touch the base of the cooker

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  14. Place the tin on the stand and close the lid (without the weight on the whistle)

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  15. Cook on medium flame for 15 minutes.

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  16. Lower the flame and open the cooker, brush oil on top of the loaf (it would have already risen)

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  17. Close and cook on low flame for 15 minutes.

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  18. You have delicious fresh home made bread, enjoy it with a mayo or spread or marmalade or jam!

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