Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Anytime Amish Bread

We love Amish bread but hate that we cant control when we get it and really who wants to make it every 10 days. I tired an experiment and froze one of my starts after I did my 10 days and then took it out a few weeks later and did the 10 days and it worked out perfectly. So here are the directions so you don't have to worry about losing the paper if you do decided to freeze a start.

  • Don not use metal spoons or bowls
  • If air gets in the bad let it out
Day 1: Do nothing (the day you pull it out of the freezer)
Day 2: Mush the bag
Day 3: Mush the bag
Day 4: Mush the bag
Day 5: Mush the bag
Day 6: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk; then mush the bag
Day 7: Mush the bag
Day 8: Mush the bag
Day 9: Mush the bag
Day 10: Follow instructions below

  1. Pour entire contents in to a large non-metal bowl
  2. Add 1 1/2 c flour, 1 1/2 c milk, 1 1/2 c sugar and mix
  3. Measure out 4 separate batters of 1 c each into 4 different gallon Ziploc bags, mark date on bag. Keep one starter for yourself (freeze if you want) and then give 3 friends a bag with these instructions
  4. Preheat oven to 325 and grease either 2 loaf pans or I use a tube pan
  5. To the remaining batter in the bowl add
3 eggs
1 c oil (or 1/2 c oil 1/2 c applesauce)
1/2 c milk
1 c sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 c flour
1 lg box vanilla pudding (does anyone else wonder if the Amish really use pudding!?!)
  1. In separate bowl mix 1/2 c sugar and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, dust greased pans with half of this mixture
  2. Pour batter evenly into pans and sprinkle remaining sugar on top
  3. Bake for 1 hour and cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.

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