Amish Friendship Bread

Having this recipe without a starter bag of dough is like cooking without heat. Ask Mary for one!

Day 6 Ingredients

cup

flour

cup

sugar

cup

milk

Day 10 Ingredients

3

eggs

1

cup

oil

½

cup

milk

1

cup

sugar

2

tsp

cinnamon

tsp

baking powder

½

tsp

baking soda

1

tsp

salt

2

cups

flour

tsp

vanilla extract

1

cup

vanilla instant pudding (1 large 153g box or 2 small 42g boxes)

Day 10 pan coating

¼

cup

sugar

1

tsp

cinnamon

1

Do not use any type of metal spoon for mixing. Do not refrigerate. If air gets in the bag, let it out. It is normal for the batter to rise, bubble, and ferment. Day 1 - Do nothing. Day 2 - Mash the bag. Day 3 - Mash the bag. Day 4 - Mash the bag. Day 5 - Mash the bag. Day 6 - Add to bag: 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk. Mash the bag. Day 7 - Mash the bag. Day 8 - Mash the bag. Day 9 - Mash the bag. Day 10 - Follow the instructions below.

2

Pour the entire contents of the bag into a non-metal bowl.

3

Add 1½ cups flour, 1½ cups sugar, 1½ cups milk (the day 6 ingredients). Stir with a non-metal spoon.

4

Measure out four separate cups (1 cup each) into large Ziploc (plastic) bags. You will now have four bags of batter. Keep one starter bag for yourself and give three to friends along with copies of this recipe. Be certain to mark the bag with the date of the new starter and let your friends know which day it is on when you give them the bag.

5

Preheat oven to 325°F.

6

To the remaining batter in the bowl add the second group of ingredients.

7

Grease two large loaf pans. These can be metal. Mix an additional ¼ cup of sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon together and dust the loaf pans with half of the mixture or until well coated.

8

Pour the batter evenly into the two pans and sprinkle with the remaining sugar mixture on top.

9

Bake one hour. Cool until bread loosens from the pan.

Servings: 32

Yield: 2 loaves

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/32 of a recipe (2.2 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

209.7

Calories From Fat (32%)

67.74

% Daily Value

Total Fat 7.65g

12%

Saturated Fat 1.29g

6%

Cholesterol 21.05mg

7%

Sodium 128.46mg

5%

Potassium 45.69mg

1%

Total Carbohydrates 33.33g

11%

Fiber 0.5g

2%

Sugar 22.73g

Protein 2.52g

5%

Tips

You can make other flavours as well. Why not try chocolate pudding and instead of sugar and cinnamon, use sugar and cocoa, and try almond extract. Or you can try lemon pudding and instead of vanilla extract, use lemon extract with just plain sugar as the coating.

If you keep a starter bag for yourself, you will be baking bread every ten days. This bread is amazing ... only the Amish know how to make the starter. So if you give all four of your bags away, you will have to wait until someone gives one back to you.

Source

Author: Mary Conrod

Author Notes

Served at the ESGC Christmas Potluck in 2009.