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Amish Friendship Bread

Contributed by: Chris WebAdmin. of RecipesNow.com

Starter & Streusel included in recipe. From the Lancaster County Cookbook

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 package yeast

Add on 5th day:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar

Add on 10th day:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar

Directions:

Mix all the starter ingredients well and place in medium-sized glass bowl. Cover with dinner plate so as not to cover tightly. Let stand overnight in warm place. Stir down each day for 4 days (Important - do not refrigerate batter at any time)

On the fifth day add flour, milk and sugar and stir. Stir down each day until 10th day.

On the 10th day add flour, milk and sugar and measure out 3 separate cups of starter. Give one cup starter and a copy of the instructions to each of three friends.

Use remaining dough to bake choice of bread or use in streusel recipe as follows:

Batter:

  • 2/3 cup cooking oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs

Streusel:

  • 1/3 cup margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup nuts (optional)

After sharing three cups of starter with friends, mix oil, sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and eggs with remaining starter. Mix well and spoon 1/2 of batter into greased and floured 9 x 13 baking pan.

To prepare streusel combine all ingredients and mix well. Sprinkle 1/2 of streusel over batter. Cover with remaining batter and remaining streusel.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.


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