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AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD STARTER (Ginger's)

1 pkg. (.25 ounce) active dry yeast
1/4 c. warm water (110° F./45° C.)
3 c. all purpose flour, divided
3 c. white sugar, divided
3 c. warm milk (110° F./45° C.), divided

1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Let stand 10 minutes. In a (2 quart) container glass, plastic or ceramic container (do not use metal containers or utensils), combine 1 c. flour and 1 c. sugar. Mix thoroughly or flour will lump when milk is added. Slowly stir in 1 c. milk and dissolved yeast mixture. Cover loosely and let stand at room temperature until bubbly. Consider this day 1 of the 10 day cycle.
2. On days 2 thru 4; stir starter with a spoon. Day 5; stir in 1 c. flour, 1 c. sugar and 1 c. milk. Days 6 thru 9; stir only.
3. Day 10; stir in 1 c. flour, 1 c. sugar and 1 c. milk. Remove 1 or 2 c. to make your first bread, give 3 c. 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 c. measures for later use. Frozen starter will take at least 3 hours at room temperature to thaw before using.

(6 servings)

May, 2001, Menu Minder

AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD (Cheryl's)

1 pkg. (.25 ounce) active dry yeast
1/4 c. warm water (110°)
3 c. white sugar
3 c. all-purpose flour
3 c. milk
2/3 c. vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. white sugar
1 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1 1/4 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla extract

1. To make Amish batter: DO NOT refrigerate - DO NOT use a metal spoon - Cover with plastic wrap. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Mix together: 1 c. sugar, 1 c. flour, 1 c. milk. Add yeast mixture and stir.
2. Day 1 - Do nothing; it has been stirred. Day 2 - Stir (use wooden spoon or plastic). Day 3 - Stir. Day 4 - Stir. Day 5 - Add 1 c. milk, 1 c. sugar, 1 c. flour. Day 6 - Stir (use wooden spoon or plastic). Day 7 - Stir. Day 8 - Stir. Day 9 - Stir. Day 10 - Add 1 c. milk, 1 c. sugar, 1 c. flour. Stir, then pour 1 c. into each of 4 large plastic baggies. These are now starters. Give 3 away (let them know which 'day' they're on so they can add ingredients and knead the bag) and keep 1.
3. To make Friendship Bread: Combine the remainder of the Amish batter with vegetable oil, eggs, 2 c. flour, 1 c. sugar, 1 t. ground cinnamon, 1/2 t. salt, 1/2 t. baking soda, 1 1/4 t. baking powder and 1 t. vanilla.
4. Mix. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake at 350° (175° C.) for 50-60 minutes. For variations, add your favorite fruits and/or nuts!

Note: Be sure to keep track of what 'day' you are on, because it can mold and spoil. Gallon size baggies are the best size to put your starters in, because your friends will have to add ingredients to the same 'day' schedule you did!

(makes 30 servings)


June, 2001, Menu Minder



Amish Frendship Bread And Starter recipe is published in our May and June, 2001 Menu Minder.