Amish Bread Starter
By Conrad Parvin
Amish Bread Starter, creating a "Sour-dough" like bread. This starter makes a cinnamon bread, with optional raisins and nuts. From the "e-Cookbook" 65 Amish Recipes available from http://www.faithsrecipies.biz/amish
2/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. milk
2/3 c. flour
2/3 c. oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 to 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
Combine ingredients in large airtight container with lid. Store at room temperature, do not refrigerate. Stir every day for 17 days. The recipe makes more than the 1 cup needed. But allows for evaporation.
Now the starter is ready. The following instructions are for either the starter you created above, or received from a loving friend.
For the next 10 days handle starter according to the following instructions.
Day 1, receive the starter
Day 2, 3 & 4 - stir
Day 5, Add 1 cup each flour, sugar and milk.
Day 6 & 7, stir
Day 8 & 9, stir
Day 10, Add 1 cup flour, sugar and milk.
Divide into 3 containers of 1 cup each for friends.
After removing the 3 cups of batter,
mix in the following ingredients: Using a fork, beat by hand until well blended.
Add 1 cup raisins and 1 cup nuts (optional).
Grease pans with butter, sprinkle with sugar instead of flour. Bake at 325 for 1 hour. Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans.
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