A friend gave me a starter bag for Amish bread. It is one of those recipes where you mush the bag for five days, add 1 cup each of flour, sugar, and milk. Mush for five more days. Pour the mixture in a non-metallic bowl on the tenth day, add 1-1/3 cup flour, 1-1/2 cup sugar and 1-1/2 cup milk, divide the batter into four separate one-gallon bags, give three away, keep one for yourself, and add the following ingredients to the left over batter in the bowl. Use a wooden or plastic spoon to mix.
Here is the recipe that came with my starter bag. Go to Cooks.com for variations as well as the recipe to mix your own starter bag.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Add to the remaining batter in the bowl.
1 cup oil or 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
1 lg. box instant pudding mix
Optional: 1 cup chopped nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips.
Grease two large loaf pans. In separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Dust the pans with half this mixture. Pour batter into the two pans; sprinkle remaining brown sugar mixture over the batter. Bake approximately 1 hour. Cool until bread loosens from the pan. You can make 6-8 mini-loaves; bake 45 minutes.
This is truly a wonderful bread and makes a great gift for any occasion.
Until next time, God bless.