Amish Friendship Bread..the wife of a friend of mine sent me a starter for this bread.. though, to me, it really seems like cake…either way, I have to say it was really, really good. If you’re not familiar with this recipe, know that you begin the batter, separate it, and then pass it along to your BFFs.. So I thought I pass it to you!
Amish Friendship Bread – read full instructions
(Do not use any type of metal spoon or bowl
& do not refrigerate.. allow air out of bag)
**To start this recipe from scratch you need:
One 1-gallon zip lock bag, dated.
1 tablespoon Active Dry Yeast
2 cups Warm Water
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Self-Rising Flour
1 cup Milk.
**Begin here if you received a starter already in a ziplock bag
Day 1 (the date noted on bag) Mash contents
Day 2 thru Day 5 Mash contents
Day 6 Add: 1 cup sugar, 1 cup self-rising flour, 1 cup milk
Day 7 thru Day 9 Mash contents
Day 10 Pour bag into a non-metal bowl.
Add: 1 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cup flour, 1 1/2 cup milk
Write the date on 4 one-gallon size zip lock bags. Measure 1 cup of batter into each bag and zip tight. Keep a starter for yourself and give the others to three friends along with a copy of this recipe. If you keep a starter for yourself you’ll be baking ever 10 days.
After you’ve divided batter up into 4 bags you will still have batter left. This will be the start of the batter for your bread.
Baking instructions: Preheat over to 325. Grease 2 loaf pans and lightly sprinkle with sugar.
To remaining batter add:
2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil(or 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup applesauce)
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 large instant vanilla pudding.
Bake 50 to 55 minutes. Cool
For variations you can change-up the flavor of you pudding, add chocolate chips, raisins, cranberries, apples, nuts..and so on.
It’s good people. I hope you like it!