I have been brainstorming the birth of a Non-profit organization. I want to make and collect food and give it to people who are hungry. I have started baking bread. I am very excited about this!
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I have taken part in a bake chain. Its pretty tasty, very fatty and hackable. We are working on the modifications and will post them as soon as I can translate ‘em. For now, here is the recipe in case you’ve got a starter and lost the paper, or you’d like a starter and would like to be prepared. Since this cat multiplies, everyone will get one eventually.
Amish Friendship Bread
Do not use any type of metal spoon or bowl when mixing!
Do not refrigerate!
When air gets in the bag, let it out.
Its normal for the batter to rise, bubble and ferment.
Day 1: Do nothing (this may be the day you got the batter. Go by the dates on the bag)
Day 2: Mush the bag
Day 3: Mush the bag
Day 4: Mush the bag
Day 5: Mush the bag
Day 6: Add to the bag 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk and then mush the bag
Day 7: Mush the bag
Day 8: Mush the bag
Day 9: Mush the bag
Day 10: Follow these instructions:
1. Pour entire contents of bag into a non-metal bowl.
2. Add 1-1/2 c. flour, 1-1/2 c. sugar, 1-1/2 c. milk and mix.
3. Measure out 4 seperate batters of 1 cup each into 4 ONE GALLON Ziploc bags. Keep a starter for yourself and give the other 3 to friends, along with a copy of this recipe. Mark the bags with the dates of 1, 6, and 10 (Day 1 is the day after you bake).
4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F).
5. To remaining batter in the bowl add:
a. 3 eggs
b. 1 c. oil (or 1/2 c. oil and 1/2 c. applesauce)
c. 1/2 c. milk
d. 1 c. sugar
e. 2 tsp cinnamon
f. 1/2 tsp vanilla
g. 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
h. 1/2 tsp baking soda
i. 1/2 tsp salt
j. 2 c. flour
k. 1 large box of instant vanilla mix
6. Grease 2 large loaf pans and mix an additional 1/2 c. sugar and 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Dust the loaf pans with half the mixture.
7. Pour the batter evenly into the 2 pans and sprinkle remaining sugar mixture on top.
8. Bake 1 hour. Cool until bread loosens from the side of the pan. 10 minutes or so. Turn out and serve warm or cold.
If you keep a starter for yourself, you will be baking every 10 days. The bread is very good, and makes a great gift. Only the Amish know how to make a starter, so if you give it away, you will have to wait until another friend gives it back – Enjoy! (Cute story which may or may not be true) Copies of this recipe and alternatives like cocoa, orange cranberry, lemon poppy seed etc. may be found at http://kevin.interi.org