Amish Friendship Bread

This is a recipe I got from my grandma. Mind you it’s a 10 day project. 

Starter

1 pkg   dry yeast

1/2 c   warm water

1 c    sugar

2 c   flour

1 1/2 c milk

 

Mix together yeast, water and milk in a large mixing bowl (preferably one you don’t need to use for a while 😉 . Add sugar and flour. Cover loosely (I use a clean dishtowel but grandma recommended foil) and let stand 48 hours in a warm place, stirring occasionally.  DO NOT REFRIGERATE. DO NOT USE METAL BOWLS or SPOONS!

Day 2: Batter will be bubbly.  Stir and cover.

Day 3: Repeat day 2

Day 4: Repeat day 2

Day 5: Add one (1) cup of each: flour, sugar and milk. Stir and cover loosely.

Day 6: Batter will be bubbly. Stir and cover.

Day 7: Repeat day 6

Day 8: Repeat day 6

Day 9: Repeat day 6

Day 10: Add one (1) cup of each: flour, sugar and milk. Give one cup of batter (to use as the starter) to a friend with the instructions (hence the name “friendship bread”). If you don’t want to share, try making half the recipe.

Add to the remaining ingredients, which will be 2 cups:

2/3 c    oil

2 c    flour

3     eggs

1 c    sugar

1 1/2 tsp   salt

1 1/2 tsp    baking soda

2 tsp    baking powder

2 1/2 tsp    cinnamon

Mix batter thoroughly and add 1 cup of any 2 items below:

Raisins

Walnuts

Bananas

Applesauce

Apples

Nuts

Crushed Pineapple

Mix and bake in a greased and floured pans ( Grandma uses loaf pans) for 45 to 50 minutes at 350°F.

 

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