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Amish Friendship Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Virginia Olesen Bell

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Starter:
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110F)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup warm milk (110F)

Day 10 Additions:
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
2/3 cup oil
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 to 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Directions:
Directions:
Starter Directions:

In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water for about 10 minutes. Stir well. In a 2 quart glass or plastic container, combine 1 cup sifted flour and 1 cup sugar. Mix thoroughly or the flour will get lumpy when you add the milk. Slowly stir in warm milk and dissolved yeast mixture. Loosely cover the mixture with a lid or plastic wrap. The mixture will get bubbly. Consider this Day 1 of the cycle, or the day you receive the starter.

For the next 10 days handle starter according to the following directions:

Day 1 - Make or receive the starter
Day 2 - stir
Day 3 - stir
Day 4 - stir
Day 5 - Add 1 cup each flour, sugar and milk.
Day 6 - stir
Day 7 - stir
Day 8 - stir
Day 9 - stir
Day 10 - Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Divide into 4 containers, with 1 cup each for three of your friends and 1 cup for your own loaves. Give friends the instructions for Day 1 through Day 10 and the following recipe for baking the bread.

After removing the 3 cups of batter, combine the remaining cup of Amish Friendship Bread starter with the following ingredients in a large bowl:
oil, eggs, salt, vanilla, cinnamon. sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda. Using a fork beat by hand until well blended. You can add 1 cup raisins and 1 cup nuts (optional). Grease two loaf pans with butter, sprinkle with sugar instead of flour.

Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes to 1 hour (individual oven temperatures vary). Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans. Makes two loaves of Amish Friendship Bread

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 loaves
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 days
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
It is very important to use plastic or wooden utensils and plastic or glass containers when making this. Do not use metal at all! Do not refrigerate. Use large zip lock bags, small bags burst as fermentation occurs. If air forms in bags let it out. This is normal for the batter to thicken and ferment.

 

 

 

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