Remember when you used to have to wait on someone to give you a starter before you could make Amish Friendship bread? Now you don’t have to wait I have the perfect starter for you. It is so simple you’ll want to share it with all your friends and faimly.
When I first made Amish Friendship bread like many of you someone had given me a starter. I remember being so proud to make this bread about every ten days and then you know what happened I got tired of baking or just didn’t have the time. So my starter just sat there unattended and I finally through it away.
Then I didn’t have a starter to work with and it took me a year to find someone who had a starter for me. Then the whole cycle began all over again. I baked, I forgot to bake and then I had to through away my starter because of my neglect.
Luckily for me and now you to, my sister-in-law gave me a recipe to make my on starter. It was so quick ans easy I couldn’t believe I had never thought of it before myself. I’ve also included the recipe for Amish Friendship Bread.
To make your starter pour 1 cup each flour plain or all purpose, sugar, and milk whole, 2%, or skim whichever you prefer into Gallon zip lock bag mush together. Now you have your starter.
Do not use any type of metal spoons or bowl for making
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 ( this is the day you got the bag) or the first date on the bag.
If you made your on starter, you start on day 2.
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 each, all purpose flour, sugar, milk. Close the bag and mush.
Note: Anytime I use flour, I use self rising flour and I leave out the baking powder,
baking soda, and salt. It still turns out great.
Day #7- Mush the bag
Day #8- Mush the bag
Day #9- Mush the bag
Day #10- Follow the directions:
Pour the entire contents of bag into non-metal bowl
Add 1 1/2 cups each: all purpose flour, sugar, milk. Mix.
Measure out 4 separate portions, 1 cup each, into Gallon zip-lock bags.
These are your starters.
Keep 1 starter for yourself, and give one to each of 3 friends, along with
a recipe. Date your starters so they’ll know what day they are on.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
To remaining batter add the following:
3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking powder (if using plain flour)
1 cup oil 2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. baking soda ( if using plain flour)
1/2 cup milk 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. salt ( if using plain flour)
2 cups flour ( all purpose or self raising)
1 large instant vanilla pudding
Grease 2 large loaf pans and mix additional 1/2 cup sugar and 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon.
Dust the greased pans with 1/2 the mixture.
Pour the cake mix evenly into the prepared pans and sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture
on top. Bake for 1 hour. Cool until bread loosens from the pan. About 10 min.
Note; If you keep a starter for yourself, you will be baking every 10 days. The bread
makes a very good gift. If you miss mushing the bag a couple of times don’t worry
bread still turns out fine. Enjoy.