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Friendship Bread Starter Recipe

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Melody Lynch


- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup sugar

- 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 2 cups milk, divided
- 2 cups sugar, divided

- 1 cup starter
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped walnuts


TO MAKE STARTER: In a large non-metallic bowl or jar, stir the flour, milk and sugar with a wooden spoon until smooth. Allow to stand uncovered at room temperature. On days 2, 3 and 4, stir starter but do not cover. On day 5, feed starter by adding 1 cup each of flour, milk and sugar; stir well but do not cover. On days 6, 7, 8 and 9, stir the starter but do not cover. On day 10, feed starter with the remaining flour, milk and sugar; stir well.

TO MAKE THE BREAD: Combine 1 cup of starter, oil, eggs and vanilla in a bowl; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; stir into starter mixture just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. Spoon into two well-greased 8-in. x 4-in. x2-in. baking pans. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until breads test done. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Dust with confectioners sugar.




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