Ingrients & Directions


FRIENDSHIP STARTER
1 c Sugar
1 c Flour
1 c Milk
BREAD
1 c Friendship Starter
2/3 c Oil
3 Eggs
2 c Flour
2 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Salt
2 ts Vanilla
1 c Sugar

FRIENDSHIP STARTER:

Day 1: Make the starter dough using 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, and 1
cup milk. Stir the mixture. Do not use metal spoons or mixers. Use
a glass or plastic bowl. Cover the bowl loosely with a paper towel,
cloth, waxed paper or plastic wrap. Do not refrigerate the mixture.
Keep at room temperature.

Days 2,3,4: Stir the mixture down once each day with a wooden or
plastic spoon.

Day 5: Add 1 cup each of sugar, flour and milk. Stir.

Days 6,7,8,9: Stir once each day.

Day 10: Add 1 cup each of sugar, flour and milk. Remove 3 cups of the
mixture and give 1 cup each to three friends to make Amish Friendship
Bread.

BREAD: Mix all the ingredients well with a wooden spoon. Pour into 2
well-greased and sugared bread loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for
40-45 minutes. This freezes very well. Great to give as a gift. NOTE:
Raisins, chopped apples, drained crushed pineapple, dates, chopped
nuts or chocolate chips may be added to the batter before pouring
into the pans. Use 3/4 cup of whatever you desire to add.

SOURCE: Joy B. Icenhower, contributor, Carolina Coastline Cuisine

Yields
2 Loafs

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