Sunday, August 17, 2008

Amish Friendship Bread

I am on day 7 of this and forgot how much I love this plain simple bread. I just wish I had someone nearby to give the starter to. But, if you like a simple bread that you can enhance any way you want, this is the bread for you. Here goes:

Starter:

1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk

Day 1 - pour starter into a plastic container and cover loosely (after combining)
Days 2-4 - stir
Day 5 - add 1 cup each flour, sugar and milk and stir. Cover again
Days 6-8 - stir
Day 9 - Pour 1 cup out and divide into 3 parts. Give 2 to friends with a copy of the recipe. This is day 1

Recipe:

3 eggs
2/3 cup oil
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup chopped nuts or raising, optional
Starter batter

To starter batter, add remaining ingredients. Pour into well greased and sugared loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes. Check after 45 minutes.

YOU CAN VARY THIS RECIPE HOWEVER YOU WANT. CHOCOLATE CHIPS, LEAVE OUT THE CINNAMON AND MAKE A HEARTY BREAD WITH CHEESE AND GARLIC, THE OPTIONS ARE LIMITLESS!

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1 comments:

Colima said...

I have a question - where do you keep the bread starter?? Do you refrigerate it while it's sitting?? I'm afraid it would get yucky - does it get yucky?