Friendship Bread

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by ArabiansR2Cool, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. ArabiansR2Cool

    ArabiansR2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have decided to start a thread for Friendship Bread and all of my variations. If you need a starter, I can send you one for free. Just drop me a PM.

    Friendship bread is a starter that you keep in a ziploc bag, and you can bake bread with it every 10 days. The bread is wonderfully delicious and very easy to make. It makes great presents for Christmas too!

    Day 1 - Do nothing (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, 1 cup milk then mush the bag
    Day 7 - Mush the bag
    Day 8 - Mush the bag
    Day 9 - Mush the bag
    Day 10 - Pour out the contents of the bag into a non-metal bowl.
    add: 1 1/2 cups sugar, flour, and milk
    Measure out 4 seperate starters of 1 cup each into 4 one gallon Ziploc bags. Keep a starter for yourself and give the other three bags to friends on the first day. Write the date of the first day on the bag.

    Preheat oven to 325 degress F.

    To the remaining starter in the bowl add the following:
    * 3 eggs
    * 1 cup oil (or 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup applesauce)
    * 1/2 cup milk
    * 1 cup sugar
    * 2 tsp cinnamon
    * 1/2 tsp vanilla
    * 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    * 1/2 tsp baking soda
    * 1/2 tsp salt
    * 1 box instant vanilla pudding
    * 2 cup flour
    Grease 2 large loaf pans. In a seperate bowl mix 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. Dust the greased loaf pans with half of this mixture. Pour the batter evenly into the two pans, and sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture over the top. Bake for 1 hour or until a tookpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan before turning out onto a serving dish.

    Important notes:
    *Do not use a metal bowl or anything metal for mixing or measuring
    *If air gets in the bag, let it out
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    OK, i'm in will pm my addy.
  3. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    I'm starting this for the holidays as well this week. I also have a Friendship Brandied Fruit Cake....a big hit last year. I'm starting it as well.

    Can't wait to see some of your recipe variations on the AFB! [​IMG] It's really more versatile than people often think.
  4. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    Most of mine soured thanks to my lil bro letting the air out the bags. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    But I did manage to get one loaf,it was good [​IMG]
  5. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    Evil stuff, stay away!!!!! Once you try it, you won't be able to stop!!
  6. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    Quote:But ArabiansR2Cool says your are supposed to let the air out of the bag?

    What if you don't want to make any for a while? Can you keep it in the fridge like a sourdough starter?
  7. ArabiansR2Cool

    ArabiansR2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

    You are supposed to let the air out of the bags. I've had a starter going for about 3 years or so now, and I've never had it go sour. If you want to take a break from baking bread, you can freeze the starter. Just be sure to let it thaw on its own and then feed it (flour, sugar, and milk) to jump start it back alive [​IMG]
  8. ArabiansR2Cool

    ArabiansR2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Do you have the Brandied Fruit Cake recipe? That sounds yummy!
  9. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
  10. alabama49

    alabama49 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2008
    east central Alabama
    I have a question about my friendship bread starter. I used a receipe posted here to make the starter over a week ago. I fed it on the day it was suppose to be fed but I notice that it isn't getting thick. I seem to remember years ago when I got starter from a neighbor, it was real thick, but mine isn't. I know it is working because I can smell the yeasty smell and there are tiny bubbles in it, but, it is so thin. What have I done wrong here??

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