Saturday, November 15, 2008

LOVIN' THE AWARDS!

I love my friend Christin! She's such an awesome mother, and is always seeking the Lord in every area of her life! She has encouraged me in so many ways! I feel so blessed that she thought of me to pass this friendship award to! I'm not sure when I'll start the bread, but I have been wanting the recipe for awhile now! There are a few rules to this tag (listed below), but I want to pass this award on to:

My friend IRL, Carolyn @ Scrapping Servant
Susie @ Susie's Homemade
Stacey @ Mccrakensx4

1. Please put the logo on your blog.
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate 3 or more blogs.
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message on their blogs telling them they've won an award!
6. Start preparing the bread starter

Amish Friendship Bread Starter

It is very important to use plastic or wooden utensils and plastic or glass containers when making this. Do not use metal at all!

Ingredients:
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110°F)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup warm milk (110°F)

Directions:
1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water for about 10 minutes. Stir well.

2. In a 2 quart glass or plastic container, combine 1 cup sifted flour and 1 cup sugar. Mix thoroughly or the flour will get lumpy when you add the milk.

3. Slowly stir in warm milk and dissolved yeast mixture. Loosely cover the mixture with a lid or plastic wrap. The mixture will get bubbly. Consider this Day 1 of the cycle, or the day you receive the starter.

To the balance (a little over one cup) of the batter, add the following ingredients and mix well.
1 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

In a separate bowl combine the following dry ingredients and mix well:
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 - (5.1 oz) box instant vanilla pudding
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup nuts

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix and pour into two well greased and sugared bread pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

If you keep a starter for yourself, you will bake every 10 days. The bread is very a good quick bread and makes a great gift.

Amish Friendship Bread Recipe
Day 1: Do nothing (This is the day you receive the batter, but go by the date 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 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Mush the bag. Don't worry if the starter smells, it is fermenting.
Day 7: Mush the bag
Day 8: Mush the bag
Day 9: Mush the bag
Day 10: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Stir. Take out 3 cups and place 1 cup each into three separate plastic containers. Give one cup and a copy of this recipe to three (reality) friends.

9 comments:

Davisix said...

I LOVE this bread. We do all kinds of fun stuff with it, like add chocolate chips. You can't ever go wrong with it...it's always good! Congrats on the award. :)

He And Me + 3 said...

Wow...girl you are becoming the award queen. I have never seen this one before. The bread looks delicious! Congrats!

Susie said...

Thanks alot for the award!! I haven't done Friendship Amish Bread in years!!! That's really cool. And, did you know that Martha Stewart (in all her infinite wisdom) had never heard of it??? Weird.

McCrakensx4 said...

Thanks so much for this yummy award! I love this bread! It was going around my neighborhood this summer and I am so excited to get the entire recipe! Have a great day!

Kysha said...

Oh how neat! This is the most yummy award that I've read about. Congrats to you!:)

Named Alicia said...

Congratulations! You deserve it! You are a great blogging friend! And it doesn't hurt that you have such a cool name ;)

Daphine said...

Congrats on your award!

Christin said...

Alicia, you are too sweet!
You are like the blogging queen! :-P I feel like I have such a hard time getting people to my blog...how do you do it? I've heard, "comment, comment, comment". I certainly try to (not that this is a popularity contest, HA!) But it's nice to at least feel like your (or my!) blog is exciting enough to read. I am actually going to be combining my two blogs. I may be closing down my Wordpress blog, but I haven't decided just yet...so be sure to visit me at my homeschool blog! :) I just don't see the need for two blogs - it's only more work!

Scrapping Servant said...

I'm finally playing along my dear... sorry it took so long!