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Sunday, September 22, 2013

AMISH Friendship Bread Starter Recipe

For many years Fall means getting out my
Amish Friendship Bread Recipe.
My family LOVES this sweet cinnamony bread
and it is always a favorite with friends as well.
 
One of the reason's it is called *friendship bread* is
once the starter is brewed for 10 days,
you share the starter with others.

 
 
STARTER
 
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Milk
1 1/4 tsp Yeast
 
Disolve yeast in 1/4 C warm water
Combine all ingredients with a wooden spoon. 
Cover with Paper Towel
Set aside on counter for it to
start its brewing process.
This is a 10 day process.

This will get very bubbly over then next few days.
Be sure to stir it every day at least once.
 DO NOT PUT IN FRIDGE!!!
This is meant to stay on your counter at room temperature
 
Brewing Instructions for Starter
 
Day 1-5:  Stir your starter mixture
Day 5:     Add this to starter mixture: 1 Cup each, Milk, Sugar, Flour
                Stir till well mixed
Day 6-9:  Stir your starter mixture each day
Day 10:   Add to this starter mixture 1 Cup each, Milk Sugar, Flour
 
On day 10 you:
 
Keep 1 Cup Mixture for your next weeks brewing (optional)  
This is day One and you will follow the instructions all over again for 10 days.
 
Keep 1 Cup for bread you will be making from this.
 
Divide remaining mixture into 2-4 equal parts. Depending on how many friends wish to do this.  This starter mixture can now be put into plastic bags or plastic containers for giving to friends. I usually give a copy of this recipe to them with the starter as well.
 
 AMISH Bread Recipe
 
to the 1 Cup mixture you have kept aside add:
2/3 Cup Oil
3 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1-2 Tbls cinnamon/or pumpkin spices (I add more cause we like it strong)
1 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 4-6 oz Package of Vanilla Pudding
 
Sugar/Cinnamon mix: 1 cup sugar with 1 Tbls cinnamon for adding to pan and top of bread
 
Mix all ingredients well.  Then add mixture to 2-3 loaf baking dishes that
have been sprayed and dusted with the sugar/cinnamon mixture.  Sprinkle
sugar/cinnamon mixture over the top.
 
Bake at 325 for 45-1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.
 
These loaves freeze well, if you don't eat them within in the first few days.  Trust me
they go fast.
 
I actually keep most of my starter and double and triple the recipe so that I have
these batches of bread frozen to last through the winter months.  I have added pumpkin to this as well but you must adjust your wet/dry to make sure these cook consistently.
 
You can keep the starter going  many months following this method or use it all up
when you do not want to make it any more.  You will LOVE how your home smells
when this is baking.
 
I hope you will give this a try...any questions, please feel free to ask!
 
Be Blessed


3 comments:

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I remember doing this in the 80s with my girl friends. I'll have to give it another try! ♥

Anonymous said...

does this need to be kept in the ice box?

Frog said...

I have been looking for this. My family liked it with chocolate chips. making it now!!!