You’ll need to wait until a friend gives you some starter to make this sweet bread. That same friend will give you a copy of the recipe with instructions on how to feed the starter for 10 days. And rest assured, the bread comes out great when baked in the Sun Oven.
Amish Friendship Bread
Do not use any metal spoons or bowls. Do not refrigerate the bag.
Day 1 – Do nothing. This is the day you receive the stater, the bag is dated
Day 2 – Mash the bag – squeeze several times. Let the air out of the bag.
Day 3 – Mash the bag. Let air out of bag.
Day 4 – Mash the bag. Let air out of bag.
Day 5 – Mash the bag. Let air out of bag.
Day 6 – Add to the contents of the bag 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk. Mash the bag. Let air out of bag.
Day 7 – Mash the bag. Let air out of bag.
Day 8 – Mash the bag. Let air out of bag.
Day 9 – Mash the bag. Let air out of bag.
Day 10 – Do the following:
1 – Pour the contents of the bag into a large non metal bowl. Use a wood or plastic spoon to mix in 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups milk.
2 – Label 4 0ne-gallon ziplock bags with the date. Give the bags along with a copy of these instructions to 4 friends.
3 – To the remaining batter in the bowl, add:
1 cup canola oil
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 large box (or two small) instant vanilla pudding (other flavors are o.k. I used butterscotch)
Divide the batter evenly into two well greased loaf pans. Bake in the preheated Sun Oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 1/2 hours.
Remember: Do not refrigerate the starter. Do not use metal spoons, whisks or bowls. If air form in the bag, let it out.