Baking ( For bakers, would-be bakers, and fans and consumers of breads, pastries, cakes, pies, cookies, crackers, bagels, and other items commonly found in a bakery. Includes all methods of preparation, both conventional and not.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 02-05-2009, 11:42 PM posted to
external usenet poster
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 3
Default Amish friendship bread

The other day my kendo teacher gave me some starter for Amish friendship
bread, and I have some questions.

I could not find the exact recipe that I am using, but most go something
like this (the exact days when you add stuff seems to differ from recipe
to recipe):

1. Make starter and put 1c of it in a 1-gallon plastic bag (day 1)

2. Days 2-5 - mush bag

3. Day 6 - add 1 cup each flour, sugar and milk.

4. Day 7-9 - mush bag

5. Day 10 add 1c each sugar, flour and milk.

6. Put 1c of the starter into 4 bags and date them to give to friends (3)
and keep the 4th for yourself.

7. Add a bunch of other stuff, and bake for 1 hour at 325

My questions are as follows:

1. Aside from myself and my kendo teacher who obviously already has the
starter, I really do not know 4 people who bake, and I cannot really
figure out what to do with the 4 bags of starter I got. Other than
chunking them, the only thing I can think of is to freeze them, then when
I want to make some more, I thaw the bag, add ~1/2 tsp yeast and call
that day 1?

2. I am not so sure I want to have to bake exactly every 10 days. Can
this recipe be shortened or lengthened, so for example, you could bake
every or every other Saturday or Sunday.

3. In steps 3 and 5 could you put 1/4 cups of each (as opposed to a full
cup), so that in step 6 you have enough for 1 bag for yourself, and
enough left in the bowl to make a loaf of bread.

Brian Christiansen

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amish Friendship Bread (Please read! It's neat stuff!) Chemo[_2_] General Cooking 1 02-05-2014 10:40 PM
Amish Friendship Bread Question PickyJaz General Cooking 37 13-10-2009 01:38 PM
Amish friendship bread? Gordon[_3_] Sourdough 6 04-05-2009 08:58 PM
Amish Friendship Bread Ken[_1_] General Cooking 10 25-11-2008 12:24 AM
Amish Friendship Bread Tim Recipes 0 26-07-2005 10:11 AM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2020
The comments are property of their posters.

About Us

"It's about Food and drink"


Copyright © 2017