Ingredients for Amish/Friendship Bread Starter plus Recipe for the bread itself. Copied from www.recipezaar.com
2 cups sugar, divided
2 cups milk, divided
2 cups flour, divided
1 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
3 whole eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 (5 1/8 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding
1 cup chopped nuts
1 tablespoon cinnamon, combined with
1/2 cup sugar
1Place ONE cup each sugar, milk, and flour in large glass or plastic bowl.
2Cover lightly with plastic wrap and set on your counter at room temperature. Stir with a wooden spoon everyday for 17 days.
3On day 18 do nothing.
4On days 19, 20, and 21, stir.
5On day 22, add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, and 1 cup flour, and stir again.
6On days 23, 24, 25, and 26 stir.
7On day 27, add 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup sugar and stir.
8It's now ready to use to make the bread.
9Give away two cups of the starter to two friends, use one to make the bread, and keep one to keep the starter going. When you give away a cup of the starter, give these directions for keeping it going: Do not refrigerate; Do not use metal spoon or metal bowl; Do not cover tightly, cover loosely with plastic wrap.
10AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD: Mix oil, eggs, and vanilla with the starter mix.
11In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, vanilla pudding mix, and nuts.
12Add to liquid mixture and stir thoroughly.
13Pour into two large well-greased 9x5 inch loaf pans, or one Bundt pan, that have been sprinkled with a mixture of cinnamon, sugar, and flour.
14Sprinkle more cinnamon and sugar on the tops of the unbaked loaves (or cake). Bake at 325F for one hour or until done.
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