Friday, August 19, 2011


Amish Friendship Bread

This starter, which is the leavening agent, can be used to make pancakes, breads and cakes. Important Notes: DO NOT use metal bowls or spoons for mixing DO NOT refrigerate If air gets into the bag, open it a little and squeeze it out It is normal for the batter to rise, bubble and ferment.

*** You can freeze the starter at any point in the process, when reactivating allow for 3 hours to thaw ***


DAY 1 Do Nothing
DAY 2 Mush the bag
DAY 3 Mush the bag
DAY 4 Mush the bag
DAY 5 Mush the bag
DAY 6 Add to the bag: 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk
DAY 7 Mush the bag
DAY 8 Mush the bag
DAY 9 Mush the bag
DAY 10 Follow the directions below

1. Pour entire contents of bag into a bowl.

2. Add 1 ½ cups flour, 1 ½ cups sugar, 1 ½ cups milk

3. Measure batter by the cup and separate into 1 gallon ziplock bags.  I had 7 cups, so 7 bags. Keep a starter kit for yourself if you’d like and give the others to friends with a copy of the directions. Mark the bags with date and Day 1.

4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

To the remaining batter in bowl add: 3 eggs 1 cup oil ½ cup milk 1 cup sugar 2 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp vanilla 1 ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 2 cups flour 1 large box or 2 small boxes of vanilla instant pudding mix 6. Grease two loaf pans. Pour batter into pans. Bake for one hour.

Check out this post for additional recipes to use the starter in.
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