Amish Friendship Bread 1965

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Friendship Starter Ingredients; Note: if you recieved a cup of starer from a friend..and have this on either bake the bread now...OR you can proceed at day 2..3..4.. instructions...(the complete recipe for the starter is below..)

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  • add   1 package active dry yeast
  • add   1/2 cup quick-cooking oats (5 minutes)
  • add   1 cup granulated sugar
  • add   2 cups granulated sugar
  • add   2 teaspoons baking soda
  • add   3 large eggs
  • add   2 cups unbleached flour
  • add   2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • add   2 cups warm water
  • add   1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • add   2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • add   1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • add   1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • add   2 cups whole milk
  • add   2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • add   1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • add   1/2 teaspoon salt
  • add   1/3 cup melted butter


  1. Preparing starter; Day 1-- In a glass bowl add the first three ingredients, flour water and yeast.
  2. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Leave on counter uncovered-- do not refrigerate.
  4. Day 2 3, and 4-- just stir real well each day with wooden spoon.
  5. Day 5-- stir in and add 1 cup milk 1 cup flour, and one cup sugar.
  6. this is called feeding the starter.
  7. Day 6-- 7-- 8-- just stir well with wooden spoon.
  8. Day 9-- stir well adding again 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup sugar.
  9. Day 10-- 11-- just stir well.
  10. Day 12-- ladle out one cup of starter into glass jars with lids-- should have four one cup jars.
  11. Keep one jar and make a bread now.
  12. Give the other two jars to friends to make a bread also.
  13. THE FOURTH JAR keep for another time to use-- for yourself, replenishing as a starter.
  14. To this fourth jar for yourself Add 1 teaspoon sugar and the REFRIGERATE>> The sugar added here will keep it alive and feed the yeast.
  15. Date the jar.
  16. Every 10 days, Remove the starer and transfer it to a bowl.
  17. Now feed it the regular combination of 1 cup milk, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup flour, stirring well.
  18. LEAVE on counter uncovered for 2 days, then either bake it or give it away again keeping some for yourself.
  19. Making your cinnamon bread; Combine all the topping ingredients and set aside.
  20. Preheat oven to 350 degrees f.
  21. In a large bowl beat together 1 cup starter eggs, and vegetable oil.
  22. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix.
  23. Pour half the batter into a greased loaf pan.
  24. Sprinkle with half the topping ingredeints.
  25. Cover with the remaining batter.
  26. Sprinkle all the remaining topping mixture over.
  27. Bake 35 minutes-- to 40 minutes, until golden and tester comes away just a crumbs or two clinging.