Friday, March 15, 2013

Amish Friendship Bread

Amish Friendship Bread Recipe

1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/2 c. warm water
1 1/2 c. lukewarm water
2 c. sifted flour
1 tsp. salt

Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Stir in 1 1/2 cups water, flour, salt, and sugar. Beat until smooth. Let stand uncovered at room temperature three to five days stirring 2 or 3 times a day. Use a wooden spoon. Cover at night.

When the mixture is ready it should have a yeasty smell. Then pour out one cup of this to use in the friendship mixture. The rest should stand one day and then be refrigerated covered. Use within 10 days. Now, with the 1 cup you took out, add 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup flour and 1 teaspoon sugar. Consider this day one and follow Amish Bread Recipe.

Do not use metal spoon. Do not refrigerate. The day you receive the started mixture - do nothing. Days 2, 3, and 4 stir with a wooden spoon. Day five add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. STIR. Days 6, 7, 8, and 9 only stir the mixture. Day 10 add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, one cup milk and stir. Pour 1 cup mixture into each of the three separate containers and give to three friends.

The remaining mixture add 2/3 cup oil, 3 eggs, 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add fruits, nuts, raisins or chopped apple. Before baking, pour into 2 well greased and sugared loaf pans. Bake 45 to 50 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool 10 minutes.


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