Amish Cinnamon Bread (Friendship Bread) Recipe

Amish Cinnamon Bread Recipe

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Amish Cinnamon Bread (Friendship Bread)
"First, you must obtain about 1 cup (236ml) of fresh "starter" from a friend. (Thus the name Friendship Bread.) If you have no success finding some, you can make your own - you'll just have to wait a whole lot longer (traditionally about 16 days) for the finished product! "
Amish Cinnamon Bread Recipe
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Instructions
  1. The instructions that follow are for that 1 cup (236ml) of starter that you have obtained from a friend.
  2. Do NOT refrigerate the starter. This batch is Starter's Day One.
  3. Day One - Do nothing.
  4. Day Two - Mush bag two times during the day.
  5. Day Three - Mush bag two times during the day.
  6. Day Four - Mush bag two times during the day.
  7. Day Five - Mush bag two times during the day.
  8. Day Six - Add 1 cup (236ml) flour, 1 cup (236ml) sugar, 1 cup (236ml) milk. Seal bag, letting out as much air as possible. Mush thoroughly.
  9. Day Seven - Mush bag two times during the day.
  10. Day Eight - Mush bag two times during the day.
  11. Day Nine - Mush bag two times during the day.
  12. Day Ten - Squeeze the contents of the bag into a large bowl. Add to the bowl1 cup (236ml) flour, 1 cup (236ml) sugar, 1 cup (236ml) milk. Stir andmeasure out 4 - (1 cup/236ml) starters into Ziploc bags to give away, alongwith a copy of this recipe and instructions. (The FRIENDSHIP part of thisbread recipe!) Don't forget to keep one bag of starter for yourself.
Recipe Notes

Note:
If you use self-rising flour, omit the salt and baking powder.

Note from Carol:
I've experimented with this recipe. For chocolate bread, add 2 Tablespoons (30ml) cocoa to the dry mixture, substitute chocolatepudding for the vanilla, and omit the cinnamon, both in the recipe and in thesprinkling of the pans. You may add chocolate extract if you have it, but vanilla works well, too. For lemon bread, use lemon pudding and lemon extract, omitting the cinnamon. For banana bread, use banana pudding and banana extract, omitting the cinnamon, etc. Banana bread is, of course,great with walnuts or pecans added.

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