Amish Friendship Bread

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by kbarrett, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't want to hijack the sour dough thread [​IMG] I acquired a starter and have baked twice. The second time I baked I added raisins...turned out great. My MIL said years ago she had a starter and made pancakes and all kinds of goodies....thank you sundance for the amish website...the pancake recipe is on there!

    Anyway I have a few questions. Can you freeze the starters? And if you mailed some out on the 1st day would they handle being shipped?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Not sure how to answer your question, but I would love to know where you have gotten your recipes from!
     
  3. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks for that! Do you think a starter would survive in the mail?
     
  5. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can't freeze or refrigerate the starters - I think it kills the yeast. I think it would be okay to mail it if you made sure it got to the intended recipient in the alotted time. I have missed adding the ingredients by as many as 2 days, and the bread still turns out wonderfully.

    I have 2 starters sitting on my counter on day 6, so I'll be baking in 4 days.

    I use chocolate pudding instead of the vanilla, and add raisins, or add vanilla pudding and mini semi-sweet morsels.

    Good stuff, I've had a starter going now for about 3 months.
    Em
     
  6. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hoping someone who knows for sure will come along to confirm they can be mailed. I was going to mail one to my MIL in Colorado but they're flying in for my step sons' wedding in Sept. and she said she'll get one then so I haven't tried mailing it yet. I'd love to offer them up on here as all my friends already have some [​IMG] but I sure wouldn't want to send anybody a ruined starter....kinda defeats the purpose of "friendship bread".
     
  7. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the info! I wondered if cold would hurt it as you're supposed to leave it on the counter. I just put some in the oven a bit ago, the only extras I had on hand were raisins & apples. I defenitely have to stock up on a variety of puddings and chocolate chips!

    Thanks again and if someone wants to try a starter in the mail let me know!
    Kara
     
  8. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    My kids have a hard time handling the slices of bread, so I'll make mini-cupcakes out of a whole batch. You get TONS of cupcakes, but they take hardly any time in the oven, and I just pop them in the freezer in gallon zipper bags, they thaw in a half hour or so, and the kids devour them, well, so does my husband.

    I have also used butterscotch pudding and white chocolate chips - THAT'S good stuff, but rich. Also, if your going to use applesauce & oil instead of just oil, buy the Musselman's Homestyle, with the chunks, and toss in some diced apples. It makes the batter real heavy, but the end product is to die for.

    My freezer is stocked with these breads. Their nice when you have company coming over, everyone likes them.

    I would guess if you were going to mail them, make sure you leave room in the box and zipper bag for the air that the batter gives off. I have to burp my bags every day.

    Em
     
  9. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Me too, although on the last few days I do it at arm's length...don't want to be overcome by fermentation fumes lol.

    I usually make these and banana bread in the small loaf pans...I have the hardest time with the large ones not wanting to get done well in the center. I have much better luck with smaller portions.
     
  10. zippychickens

    zippychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually you can refridgerate the starter. Just take it out of the fridge and let it come backup to room temp. Then feed it, you know the flour, sugar, milk.
    A friend of mine has also frozen hers.
     

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