Every now and then a few bags of a strange, creamy liquid will show up in our faculty work room. Each one has a recipe attached to it.
It is starter for Amish Friendship Bread, and I always look forward to its unexpected appearance.
Until I realized I could just make it myself.
Recipe taken from Jules - a woman Brad works with
Makes 2 loaves and 4 starters
Prep Time: less than 5 minutes per day for 10 days
Prep Time: 20 minutes on Day 10
Bake time: 60 minutes on Day 10
1 C flour
1 C sugar
1 C milk
Day 1: Mix starter ingredients (listed above) together into a quart size zip-lock bag.
Day 2: Mush bag together to mix contents together twice today.
Day 3: Mush bag together to mix contents together twice today.
Day 4: Mush bag together to mix contents together twice today.
Day 5: Mush bag together to mix contents together twice today.
Add 1 C flour, 1 C sugar, and 1 C milk. Seal bag. Let as much air out as possible. Mush thoroughly.
Day 7: Mush bag together and let air out twice today.
Day 8: Mush bag together and let air out twice today.
Day 9: Mush bag together and let air out twice today.
Squeeze contents out of the bag and into a large bowl. Add 1 C flour, 1 C sugar, and 1 C milk. Stir thoroughly. Measure out into 4 zip-loc bags (about 3/4 to 1 C into each bag). Give these bags to friends and family along with the instructions or freeze extra bags and take out to make the recipe below when needed.
BreadStarter left in bowl
1 C oil1/2 C milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 C flour
1 C sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 large box (5.4 oz) instant pudding or 2 small boxes
To small amount of starter left in bowl (about 3/4 to 1 C) add the oil, milk, eggs, and vanilla and mix well. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and pudding and mix well. Spray two large loaf pans and sprinkle generously with sugar. Pour batter into the pans and sinrkle tops with sugar. Bake at 325 degree F oven for one hour or until knife comes out clean.
Use pistachio pudding and top with sugar.
Use chocolate pudding and add chocolate chips, sprinkle with sugar.
Use vanilla pudding. Add 1 tsp cinnamon, sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on bottom of pan and on top.
Use lemon pudding and add poppy seeds and spinkle with sugar.
Use butterscotch pudding and add butterscotch chips.
NOTE:You can use a bundt pan, muffin tins (regular or mini), or mini loaf pans. Baking time will need to be adjusted accordingly.