I used to make this years ago and could not find the recipe for the starter..Finally I found it again..This is a great sharing recipe...Pass on to friends and family..Great gift for the holidays. Put in a jar and decorate the jar with gingham and a ribbon...I hope everyone will enjoy this recipe it is fun to do...
AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD:
active starter (amish bread)
1 1/2 tsp
1The bread is delicious and moist and more of a cake than a bread.I do a half recipe of starter if I don't have anyone to give it to. I print the recipe out and tie it to a decorated jar full of starter and tuck it into a basket of muffins or a loaf cake.
2Serves/Yields 2 loaves or about 24 muffins
To lower the fat, I use 1/3 cup oil and 1/3 cup applesauce*
On Day 1: In glass or plastic bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk. Stir mixture with wooden or plastic spoon (don't use metal spoon or electric mixer). Cover bowl loosely with paper towel, cloth, wax paper or plastic wrap. Keep at room temperature (don't refrigerate).
4On Days 2, 3 and 4: Using a wooden or plastic spoon, stir mixture once each day.
5On Day 5: Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk; stir.
On Days 6, 7, 8 and 9: Using wooden or plastic spoon, stir mixture once each day.
6Step: 2 On Day 10: Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk.
7Remove 3 cups of mixture and give 1 cup each to three friends, use glass containers only.. Save remaining starter for yourself.
For the Bread:
In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Grease 2 9"x5" loaf pans. Bake in 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes.To make muffins, bake in lined cup cake pans for 25 to 30 minutes.
8NOTE: Raisins, chopped apples, dried cranberries or cherries,drained, crushed pineapple, candied fruit, coconut, mashed banana, dates, chopped nuts and/or chocolate chips (1/2 cup each) may be added to batter before baking.