Time for Baking – Day 10

Day 10 … Triple batch of starter is complete … ready for dividing and baking!

If you are just joining me – see the beginning of the journey for Friendship Bread Starter  and for midpoint feeding, Friendship Bread Starter – Day 6.

Follow the directions below for Day 10:

  1. Pour the entire bag into a nonmetal bowl.
  2. Add 1 1/2 cup flour, 1 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cup milk.
  3. Measure out 4 separate batters of 1 cup each into 4 1-gallon Zip-style bags.
  4. Keep one of the bags for yourself, and give the other bags to 3 friends along with the recipe.
  5. Date
  6. Should this recipe not be passed onto a friend on the first day, make sure to tell them which day it is when you present it to them.
  7. You can freeze in 1 cup portions for future baking – a “win-win” situation!
  8. Keep in mind – if you make a double or triple batch of starter, as I did, remember to double or triple the amount of flour, sugar and milk.

There are several wonderful variations (biscuits, scones, muffins, pancakes, biscotti etc.) for the Friendship Bread but the classic Amish Friendship Bread recipe is the simplest and yummy!

Amish Friendship Bread

Ingredients

1 cup Friendship Bread Starter
3 eggs
1 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
1-2 small boxes instant pudding (any flavor)
1 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
1 cup raisins (optional)

Directions:
Yields 2 loaves

  1. Preheat oven to 325° F (165° C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add ingredients as listed.
  3. Grease two large loaf pans.
  4. Dust the greased pans with a mixture of 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  5. Pour the batter evenly into loaf or cake pans and sprinkle the remaining sugar-cinnamon mixture on the top.
  6. Bake for one hour or until the bread loosens evenly from the sides and a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
  7. ENJOY!

** Check out Friendship Bread Kitchen for ideas for you and your family. There are variations for those who prefer sugar-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, yeast free and vegan.

Now, I am off to prepare:  Chai Latte Amish Friendship Bread Cupcakes and Cranberry Orange Bread Exclusive Friendship Bread Kitchen Recipe

Starter recipe is also in Kitchen Love

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Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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7 Responses to Time for Baking – Day 10

  1. becca givens says:

    I have had a fun time with this starter … although, made to give away … I’ve packaged 22 bags in 1 cup portions. They are stored in the freezer for baking. I can still give them away to those interested, and have plenty to use for baking for the holidays and in the upcoming months. So far I have made Chocolate Peppermint, Eggnog and Cranberry Orange. All a big hit among those partaking of slices. Ray, my husband, wants me to keep testing … to make sure I get it right!! :-)

  2. Jamie Dedes says:

    I will have to try to figure out a vegan, gluten-free version. Looks delish. Bookmarked.

  3. This looks very scummy Becca… I am learning many new things as I come over here Becca… :-)

  4. I love this Amish Friendship Bread, although the starter can get a little harder to give away. Thanks for posting the recipe! Now I can make it whenever I want.

    • becca givens says:

      That’s why it is wonderful you can freeze it in 1 cup portions … I am not planning on giving any of the triple batch away — unless I find someone interested … otherwise, it is going into the freezer — ready for when I want to bake something through the upcoming months!! Win-win! :D
      Glad you visited!!

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