Amish Friendship Bread and Starter Recipe

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  1. Place ONE cup each sugar, milk, and flour in large glass or plastic bowl.
  2. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and set on your counter at room temperature. Stir with a wooden spoon everyday for 17 days.
  3. On day 18 do nothing.
  4. On days 19, 20, and 21, stir.
  5. On day 22, add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, and 1 cup flour, and stir again.
  6. On days 23, 24, 25, and 26 stir.
  7. On day 27, add 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup sugar and stir.
  8. It's now ready to use to make the bread.
  9. Give away two cups of the starter to two friends, use one to make the bread, and keep one to keep the starter going. When you give away a cup of the starter, give these directions for keeping it going: Do not refrigerate; Do not use metal spoon or metal bowl; Do not cover tightly, cover loosely with plastic wrap.
  10. AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD: Mix oil, eggs, and vanilla with the starter mix.
  11. In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, vanilla pudding mix, and nuts.
  12. Add to liquid mixture and stir thoroughly.
  13. Pour into two large well-greased 9x5 inch loaf pans, or one Bundt pan, that have been sprinkled with a mixture of cinnamon, sugar, and flour.
  14. Sprinkle more cinnamon and sugar on the tops of the unbaked loaves (or cake). Bake at 325F for one hour or until done.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1717.82 Kcal (7192 kJ)
Calories from fat 715.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 79.53g 122%
Cholesterol 84.7mg 28%
Sodium 3241.73mg 135%
Potassium 771.15mg 16%
Total Carbs 231.33g 77%
Sugars 100.77g 403%
Dietary Fiber 15.88g 64%
Protein 26.16g 52%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Iron 10mg 55%
Calcium 636.5mg 64%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 329.94 Kcal (1381 kJ)
Calories from fat 137.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.28g 122%
Cholesterol 16.27mg 28%
Sodium 622.64mg 135%
Potassium 148.12mg 16%
Total Carbs 44.43g 77%
Sugars 19.36g 403%
Dietary Fiber 3.05g 64%
Protein 5.02g 52%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Iron 1.9mg 55%
Calcium 122.3mg 64%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 40.2
  • 47

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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