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Last post Feb 11, 2006 10:32 PM by leapinglenamsb . 25 replies.


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  • Amish Friendship Bread/Cake
    I need the recipe for a starter for this bread. A friend gave me a starter, but it died. It was put in the refrigerator, which I understand is a no-no. Anyway, would appreciate any help you can give me on this.
    thanks - Gailita
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  • RE: Amish Friendship Bread/Cake
    Here ya go!
    STARTER JUICES TO START A FRIENDSHIP CAKE:
    7 1/2 cups sugar

    1 large can peacahes & juice(16 oz, sliced)

    1 large can chunk pineapple & juice ( dole 20 oz. unsweetened)

    1 large can fruit coctail & juice ( 16 oz)

    1 large jar Maraschino cherries & juice

    Using only the juice afater 30 days of not being refrigerated, remove the fruit after 10 days to make a fruit salad.

    Divide the juice into 1 1/2 cup each portions. Give one to a freind with recipe as soon as possible.
    If you need more than this, let me know. Deonia

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  • RE: Amish Friendship Bread/Cake
    thought maybe you might need the process too. here it is:

    Day 1.Mix together and stir every day:
    2 1/2 cups sugar
    1 1/2cups starter(if you have it)
    1 large can peaches & juice

    day 10. Add and stir every day:
    2 1/2 cups sugar
    1 large can pineapple chunks & juice

    Day 20. Add and stir every day:
    2 1/2 cups sugar
    1 large can fruit cocktail & juice
    1 large can maraschino cherries & juice
    day 30. Drain liquid from fruit, divide fruit into thirds. Make 3 friendship cakes. Divide the juice into 1 1/2 cups each, place in an air tight container and give to a freind with a copyu of the recipe as soon as posible.
    HINTS: During the 30 days, none of the above should be refrigerated, only placed in a covered container at room temperature. Fruit may bubble and if the coantainer is sealed, the lid will pop off. This is fine as long as it has something over it. The cake can be frozen, the juice cannot. Starter juice may be kept up to 20 days beore starting a cake.
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  • RE: Amish Friendship Bread/Cake
    AND HERE IS THE RECIPE FOR THE CAKE

    FRIENDSHIP CAKE

    1 yellow cake mix
    1 box instant vanilla pudding mix
    1 cup chopped nuts
    2/3 cup oil
    4 eggs
    1/3 of the fruit

    Mix all of the above and bake in a greased tube or bundt pan at 350 degrees F. for 50 minutes or as llnog as it takes. The person who sent me the recipe says she puts her's in a 325 degree ovewn to bake.
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  • RE: Amish Friendship Bread/Cake
    If you don't mind my putting my two cents in here, I really was diasppointed in how both the bread and the cake tasted. Basically, they didn't have any real flavor to them which surprised me because of all the fruit. I still have four containers of the bread starter in the freezer, so the next time I make any, I am going to either use a mashed banana and probably cinnamon or nutmeg. In the friendship cake, I put in about 1-1/2 tsp. of rum extract and liked it much better than the first one in which I simply followed the cake recipe directions.

    I realize that things do taste differently to everyone, but I thought that they both needed something extra added to give them more character.

    Janet -- Indiana
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  • RE: Amish Friendship Bread/Cake
    coffeelady, I didn't particularly care for the taste either. I only made it once and never made it again lol but i kept the recipe because I collect them. I think i'ts mostly an icebreaker for new members of the church to make them feel welcome. My pastor always said the best way to get to know someone is to share a meal with them. I think that is true and my meal is always fondue, even the most bashful person will come out of their shell while doing this. Deonia
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  • RE: Amish Friendship Bread/Cake
    LOL.. guess, I am the odd one out. My family loved it when I made it MANY many years ago! :)

    ♥Marcia
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  • RE: Amish Friendship Bread/Cake
    The one I was given had absolutely no fruit in it and it was just delicious. There must be another recipe for it out there somewhere!
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  • RE: Amish Friendship Bread/Cake
    AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD STARTER

    Always use a wooden spoon for stirring the starter. Never use a metal spoon.

    1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
    1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
    3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
    3 cups granulated sugar, divided
    3 cups warm milk (110 degrees F), divided

    Day 1
    In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Let stand 10 minutes.

    In a 2 quart container glass, plastic or ceramic container, combine 1 cup flour and 1 cup sugar. Mix thoroughly or flour will lump when milk is added. Slowly stir in 1 cup milk and dissolved yeast mixture. Cover loosely and let stand at room temperature until bubbly.

    Days 2 through 4
    Stir starter with a wooden spoon.

    Day 5
    Stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk.

    Days 6 through 9
    Stir starter with a spoon.

    Day 10
    Stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Remove 1 or 2 cups to make your first bread, give three cups to friends along with the recipe. Store the remaining starter in a container in the refrigerator and begin the 10 day process over again.

    You can also freeze this starter in 1 cup measures for later use. Frozen starter will take at least 3 hours at room temperature to thaw before using.
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  • RE: Amish Friendship Bread/Cake
    gailita1 ....

    I have mine "going" right now and I've learned that you do not need to adhere strictly to the 1 c. to make your breads.

    You can use 1-1/2 c. or more if you wish.

    You don't necessarily need to "feed" on the 5th day (clockwork) it can be a few days later but it must be fed.

    Here are a few web sites with more ideas to use for the Amish Cinnamon Bread:

    http://www.armchair.com/recipe/bake002.html

    http://granni39.tripod.com/recipes/id11.html

    http://www.cooksrecipes.com/bread/amish-friendship-bread-starter-recipe.html

    http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/388/Amish_Friendship_Bread_with_starter_recipe45928.shtml

    And lastly:

    The Myths of Amish Friendship Bread Starter
    http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/baking_joy/85474

    Hope this can help you too.
    Dar
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  • RE: Amish Friendship Bread/Cake
    gailita1 ....

    I have mine "going" right now and I've learned that you do not need to adhere strictly to the 1 c. to make your breads.

    You can use 1-1/2 c. or more if you wish.

    You don't necessarily need to "feed" on the 5th day (clockwork) it can be a few days later but it must be fed.

    Here are a few web sites with more ideas to use for the Amish Cinnamon Bread:

    http://www.armchair.com/recipe/bake002.html

    http://granni39.tripod.com/recipes/id11.html

    http://www.cooksrecipes.com/bread/amish-friendship-bread-starter-recipe.html

    http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/388/Amish_Friendship_Bread_with_starter_recipe45928.shtml

    And lastly:

    The Myths of Amish Friendship Bread Starter
    http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/baking_joy/85474

    Hope this can help you too.
    Dar
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  • RE: Amish Friendship Bread/Cake
    I have mine "going" right now and I've learned that you do not need to adhere strictly to the 1 c. to make your breads.

    You can use 1-1/2 c. or more if you wish.

    You don't necessarily need to "feed" on the 5th day (clockwork) it can be a few days later but it must be fed.

    Here are a few web sites with more ideas to use for the Amish Cinnamon Bread:

    http://www.armchair.com/recipe/bake002.html

    http://granni39.tripod.com/recipes/id11.html

    http://www.cooksrecipes.com/bread/amish-friendship-bread-starter-recipe.html

    http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/388/Amish_Friendship_Bread_with_starter_recipe45928.shtml

    And lastly:

    The Myths of Amish Friendship Bread Starter
    http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/baking_joy/85474

    Hope this can help you too.
    Dar
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  • RE: Amish Friendship Bread/Cake
    I have mine "going" right now and I've learned that you do not need to adhere strictly to the 1 c. to make your breads.

    You can use 1-1/2 c. or more if you wish.

    You don't necessarily need to "feed" on the 5th day (clockwork) it can be a few days later but it must be fed.

    Here are a few web sites with more ideas to use for the Amish Cinnamon Bread:

    http://www.armchair.com/recipe/bake002.html

    http://granni39.tripod.com/recipes/id11.html

    http://www.cooksrecipes.com/bread/amish-friendship-bread-starter-recipe.html

    http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/388/Amish_Friendship_Bread_with_starter_recipe45928.shtml

    And lastly:

    The Myths of Amish Friendship Bread Starter
    http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/baking_joy/85474

    Hope this can help you too.
    Dar
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  • RE: Amish Friendship Bread/Cake
    I have mine "working" right now and I've learned that you do not need to adhere strictly to the 1 c. to make your breads.

    You can use 1-1/2 c. or more if you wish.

    You don't necessarily need to "feed" on the 5th day (clockwork) it can be a few days later but it must be fed.

    Here are a few web sites with more ideas to use for the Amish Cinnamon Bread:

    http://www.armchair.com/recipe/bake002.html

    http://granni39.tripod.com/recipes/id11.html

    http://www.cooksrecipes.com/bread/amish-friendship-bread-starter-recipe.html

    http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/388/Amish_Friendship_Bread_with_starter_recipe45928.shtml

    And lastly:

    The Myths of Amish Friendship Bread Starter
    http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/baking_joy/85474

    Hope this can help you too.
    Dar
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  • RE: Amish Friendship Bread/Cake
    I have mine "working" right now and I've learned that you do not need to adhere strictly to the 1 c. to make your breads.

    You can use 1-1/2 c. or more if you wish.

    You do not necessarily need to "feed" on the 5th day (clockwork) it can be a few days later but it must be fed.

    Here are a few web sites with more ideas to use for the Amish Cinnamon Bread:

    http://www.armchair.com/recipe/bake002.html

    http://granni39.tripod.com/recipes/id11.html

    http://www.cooksrecipes.com/bread/amish-friendship-bread-starter-recipe.html

    http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/388/Amish_Friendship_Bread_with_starter_recipe45928.shtml

    And lastly:

    The Myths of Amish Friendship Bread Starter
    http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/baking_joy/85474

    Hope this can help you too.
    Dar
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