Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Oldy, but Goody!!

Today at school, one of my students brought me warm Amish Friendship Bread! Oh boy! I am hooked! I immediately e-mailed his mother and asked if she would share the recipe, not knowing it was this old simple recipe that has been around for years! All four little laoves are gone this evening!! My guys and I are loving it! Maybe it is just me, but I have heard of this before, but never had any! So I am now on day 3 and anxious to make more and pass some on.

Amish Friendship Bread Starter:

1 tablespoon Active Dry Yeast

2 cups Warm Water — (110 degrees)

1 cup Flour

1 cup Sugar

1 cup Milk

Do not refrigerate! Do not stir with a metal spoon! The starter requires 10 days for fermentation.

Day 1- Begin or receive starter, do nothing

Day 2- Mush the bag

Day 3- Mush the bag

Day 4- Mush the bag

Day 5- Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk

Day 6- Mush the bag

Day 7- Mush the bag

Day 8- Mush the bag

Day 9- Mush the bag

Day 10- Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk

Put 1 cup of starter in each of three Ziploc bags. Give 2 away to friends and keep one for yourself.

This will begin their Day 1. (It might help to mark the bag)


1 cup of starter

1 cup Vegetable Oil

1 cup Sugar

2 cups Flour

3 Eggs

1 small Vanilla Pudding Mix — Instant (You can use chocolate too)

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 cup Milk
Cinnamon Sugar:

1 cup Sugar

2 tablespoons Cinnamon

Mix all ingred. together. Grease 2 loaf pans well and sprinkle pans with cinnamon mixture. Pour batter into 2 loaf pans. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon mixture on top of each loaf. Bake at 325' for 1 hour.


From TX to you said...

Aleta Y. had some several years ago and it was wonderful (I had some of the starter). It is really good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Benjamin's Mom said...

Thanks for sharing! I've never seen the recipe before, so I'm anxious to try it!

Jeremy and Lisa said...

I used to have the recipe, but lost it long ago. I agree, this is a wonderful bread. I will have to make some soon!

Kristen said...

mmm...David was just asking for this the other day...thanks for sharing!