Amish Friendship Bread with Starter
- 1 25 oz. package active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
- 1/4 cup warm water (110° F)
- 3 cups granulated sugar, divided use
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided use
- 3 cups warm milk (110° F), divided use
Friendship Bread Ingredients:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 (6-serving size) package instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup starter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
To make starter, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir together (using a non-metallic spoon) 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk in a non-metallic bowl or container. Add yeast mixture and stir.
Day 1: Do nothing; it has been stirred.
Days 2, 3 and 4: Stir.
Day 5: Add 1 cup milk, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour.
Days 6, 7, 8 and 9: Stir.
Day 10: Add 1 cup milk, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and stir. Remove 1 cup to make your first bread, give three cups to friends along with the recipe.
Store the remaining starter in a container in the refrigerator and begin the 10 day process over again. You can also freeze this starter in 1 cup measures for later use. Frozen starter will take at least 3 hours at room temperature to thaw before using.
To make Friendship Bread, whisk together in a medium bowl the flour, pudding mix, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; set aside. In large mixing bowl combine remaining ingredients, mixing well. Stir in the flour mixture, mixing only until just combined; do not over mix.
Pour into two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans. Bake at 350° F for 50 to 60 minutes. For variations, add your favorite dried fruits, nuts and/ or chocolate chips.Makes 2 loaves
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