The pictures belong to Ms. Jessica, but I just had to show how delicious the bread looks, especially since it takes 10 days before you can bake a loaf from the starter. I started my 'starter' yesterday, so I won't have a picture to share for some time. But this is how the loaf looks. Isn't it a tempting sight? If you're wondering why it takes 10 days, I would venture to guess that it's about how long it takes for a starter to grow strong and mature. Time gives bread dough or batter depth and flavor.
So without further ado, here is the recipe for Amish Friendship Bread, as shared with us by Little Birdie Secrets .
If you are starting the bread yourself combine 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup sugar in a zip-top bag and squeeze it together until mixed in. This is day 1. Continue with the rest of normal instructions.Note: Do not refrigerate the starter. Keep it at room temperature.
Amish Friendship Bread
Day 1: Receive starter from a friend.
Day 2-5: Mush closed bag twice a day.
Day 6: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Mush bag.
Day 7-9: Mush bag and release air twice a day.
Day 10: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk.
This is the day you make your bread.First measure three 1 cup starters and put them in three separate bags. Save one for yourself and give the other two to friends.Pour remaining batter into a large bowl and add the following ingredients:1 cup oil2 cups flour1 cup sugar1/2 cup milk3 eggs1 tsp. vanilla1 1/2 tsp. baking powder1 tsp. cinnamon1/2 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. baking soda1 large box instant vanilla pudding Mix ingredients well. In a bowl, mix together 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar. Grease two loaf pans. Pour batter into loaf pans, and sprinkle top with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake at 35o degrees for 40-50 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans. This does really well in the freezer.
I hope I didn't miss anything. I think the recipe is easy to make and well worth saving for future use and to share with friends. And don't worry, there are no attached required feats with this recipe. Use at your leisure, and as you wish. But certainly, do enjoy it! Thank you Jessica for sharing with us!