Favorite Recipes: Amish Friendship Bread (and Starter) Recipe

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Name: Toni P. (delecia) - ,
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Amish Friendship Bread (and Starter) Recipe

Dish: Food Gifts Ideas
Dish Type: Other
Cooking Method: Baked
Diet: High-fiber
Difficulty: 7 / 10
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Ingredients
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Amish Friendship Bread Starter

 

Method 1: Covered glass or plastic container

1 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1 cup milk

Mix all ingredients together in a glass or plastic container and follow the steps below. DO NOT refrigerate! Keep securely covered at room temperature from Day 1 through Day 10. DO NOT USE METAL SPOONS OR CONTAINERS!!

Day 1: Make or receive starter.

Day 2: Stir and cover-do not use a metal utensil or container.

Day 3: Stir

Day 4: Stir

Day 5: Add 1 cup each: flour, sugar, and milk.

Day 6: Stir

Day 7: Stir

Day 8: Let stand - do not stir.

Day 9: Let stand - do not stir.

Day 10: Make Friendship Bread (see following recipe); do not stir or disturb until making bread.

Amish Friendship Bread Starter

 

Method 2: Ziplock freezer bag

½ cup flour (regular or unbleached)

½ cup sugar (white or granulated or raw)

½ cup milk (store bought or raw goat’s milk)

Mix all ingredients together and put in a 1 gallon ziplock freezer bag, making sure the zipper is clean and seals well. Follow the steps below. DO NOT refrigerate; let sit at room temperature in a place where it can rise.

Day 1: Make starter and put in sealed bag.

Day 2: Squish bag to mix thoroughly.*

Day 3: Squish bag to mix thoroughly.

Day 4: Squish bag to mix thoroughly.

Day 5: Squish bag to mix thoroughly.

Day 6: Add 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Squish bag to mix thoroughly.

Day 7: Squish bag and let air out - be careful that the zipper is clean before

Re-sealing. (Note: you may have to let air out before squishing bag.)

Day 8: Squish bag and let air out - be careful that the zipper is clean before

Re-sealing. (Note: you may have to let air out before squishing bag.)

Day 9: Squish bag and let air out - be careful that the zipper is clean before

Re-sealing. (Note: you may have to let air out before squishing bag.)

Day 10: Make Friendship Bread (see following recipe); do not squish or disturb bag until making bread.

Starter can be used to make approximately 4 cups of new starter. On Day 10, you can make four batches of Friendship Bread or make one batch of bread and give away three 1 cup starters to friends. Alternatively, you can make three batches of Friendship Bread and save 1 cup starter for yourself.

*Starting with Day 2, it may be necessary to let excess air out of the bag one of more times per day; be careful not to disturb starter while doing so.

 

 

Amish Friendship Bread

 

Beverly Lewis Amish Heritage Cook Book 

Cinnamon

1 cup oil

3 large eggs

½ cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 large box instant vanilla pudding

1 cup baking raisins

1 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a small bowl, make a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Prepare two loaf pans, one bundt pan, one 9x13 baking dish, or an angel food cake pan by greasing the pans and coating with the cinnamon-sugar mixture, reserving some for the topping. (Note: Tin loaf pans are excellent for making Friendship Bread.) Set aside.

Combine oil, eggs, ½ cup milk, and vanilla in a large glass or non-metal bowl, mixing well. Add 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, pudding and raisins to egg mixture; do not mix.

In separate medium glass or nonmetal bowl, using wooden or plastic spoon, mix together 1 cup flour, and 1 cup sugar. Gradually add 1 cup milk, keeping mixture smooth. Add Amish Friendship Bread Starter from container or plastic bag, mixing in gently with a wooden/plastic spoon. Add approximately 1 cup of the resulting mixture into the egg/flour/raisin mixture. With a wooden/plastic spoon, mix egg/flour/raisin/starter mixture together well.

Pour batter into the prepared pans; sprinkle reserved cinnamon-sugar mixture on top. Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Do not overbake. Allow to cool in pans. This bread freezes well.

Of the remaining new starter mixture, put 1 cup each into three plastic/glass containers or gallon ziplock freezer bags. Keep one starter for yourself and give two starters to friends with the instructions for Amish Friendship Bread Starter (today is Day 1), or make additional batches of Friendship Bread to give away.

One batch Friendship Bread makes two loaf pans, one bundt pan, one 9x13 pan or one angel food cake pan.

Variations:

Add chopped nuts, dates, or chocolate chips to the batter before baking for a different flavor, a pudding mix other than vanilla may be used.

 

 

 

 


Notes

Note from Bev:

The original idea of this unique recipe was to share either starter or baked bread with friends or family. A thoughtful gift. 

 


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Virginia S. (uninvited-guest)
5/13/2011 5:14 AM ET
I have several different recipes you can make using the Amish starter. I have had them in my recipe book for about 30 years. I did some tinkering and developed 2 quick breads. One is Chocolate Walnut, which tastes like a brownie, the other is Coconut, which even non-coconut eaters enjoy. You can find those recipes, as well as ones for cinnamon rolls, cookies, wheat bread, and coffee cake posted on my page at King Arthur. Here's the link: http://community.kingarthurflour.com/user/1625574/recipes/1625574