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Amish Friendship Bread "starter & Bread Recipe"

Submitted by: | Source: Amish Country

2011-01-13 Other
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This is a several day process. I have it broken down into days...

Ingredients:

Amish Bread Starter Mix
1 pkg Active Dry Yeast
3 cup Sugar
3 cup Flour
3 cup Milk
Amish Friendship Bread:
1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
⅔ cup Oil
3 Eggs
2 cup Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Salt
2 tsp Vanilla
1½ tsp Cinnamon
1 cup Sugar

Directions:

On Day 1: Soften yeast mixture in 1/4 cup of lukewarm water. Set aside for 5 minutes, then stir well to be sure it has dissolved.

In a glass or plastic bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk. Stir in yeast mixture using a wooden or plastic spoon (don't use metal spoon or electric mixer). Cover bowl loosely with paper towel, cloth, wax paper or plastic wrap. Keep at room temperature (don't refrigerate).

On Days 2, 3 and 4: Using wooden or plastic spoon, stir mixture once each day.

On Day 5: Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk; stir.

On Days 6, 7, 8 and 9: Using wooden or plastic spoon, stir mixture once each day.

On Day 10: Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk. Remove 3 cups of mixture and give 1 cup each to three friends. Save remaining starter for yourself.

AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD:

In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Bake in 2 well greased and floured or sugared 9"x5" bread pans. Bake in 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes.

NOTE: Raisins, chopped apples, drained, crushed pineapple, candied fruit, coconut, mashed banana, dates, chopped nuts and/or chocolate chips (1/2 cup each) may be added to batter before baking.