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Amish Friendship Bread

Lobo <lobo119@bresnan.net>
Sun, 14 Mar 2004 09:13:53 -0700
Someone on this list asked for the Amish Friendship Bread recipe.  My 
sister used to make the following recipe and said it is very good.  I 
haven't tried it.  She dispensed with it because it was such a pain in the 
neck to continue!

If I were going to make it, I'd start with a cup of my own starter in a 
bag, make the recipe once to measure the exact amount of starter required 
for the 2 loaves, and then adjust the ingredients added to the starter on 
Days 6 and 10 so that I would have starter left for just me rather than 4 

If you do start this with your own starter, it will take a few bakings to 
get the starter to the original starter's degree of sweetness.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone tries it and what you think.
Amish Friendship Bread

Do not use metal spoon or bowl for mixing
Do not refrigerate
If air gets into bag, let it out.  It is normal for batter to thicken, 
bubble and ferment.

DAY 1:  This is the day you receive the gallon sized ziplock starter bag 
containing 1 cup starter  from a friend.  Squeeze the bag.

DAY 2:  Squeeze the bag

DAY 3:  Squeeze the bag

DAY 4:  Squeeze the bag

DAY 5:  Squeeze the bag

DAY 6:  Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk.  Squeeze the bag.

DAY 7:  Squeeze the bag

DAY 8:  Squeeze the bag

DAY 9:  Squeeze the bag

DAY 10:  Combine batter, 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk in large 
glass bowl.  Mix with wooden spoon.  Pour 4, 1 cup starters into separate 
gallon sized ziplock bags.  Keep 1 and give 3 away to friends with a copy 
of this recipe.

To remaining batter in large glass bowl, add:  1 cup oil, 1 cup sugar, 1 
tsp vanilla, 3 large eggs, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 2 cups flour, 1/2 
cup milk, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1 large box instant vanilla pudding, 1 1/2 
tsp. baking powder.

Pour into 2 large loaf pans, well greased and dusted with 
cinnamon-sugar.  Dust top of loaves as well.  Bake 325 F for 1 hour.