He he, thanks everyone, I am rather proud!
We'll have to see what everyone else says since each loaf is different (except for the two chocolate chip loaves), but I think the one I tried was good!
Originally Posted by BabyWukong
The loaves look really delicious! Wish I was there to try them!
Thank you! All that white stuff on top is sugar topping... I just wish half of it didn't fall off as it cooled!
I wish you could try some, too, I had fun cooking for everyone!
Originally Posted by Jaffacake
They do look good! You`ve been very busy
Thanks! We were busy. I had never cooked that many loaves at once, so it was fun trying to figure out the best way to mix it- all in that one huge bowl or two separates or what. I think the big yellow one worked out well!
You should see our sink now, though! I clean as I go, but at the end, I still had a sink load of dishes to wash- and haven't washed 'em yet.
Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
A funny coincidence on the loaves. We've (or DH has) been making our own loaves of bread - can't remember last time we bought on in the store. He made 4 loves of Amish Bread and two of them fell - like yours.
We'll keep them and share the others. Your's looks really good
Oh yummy! I love home made bread. When I was a kid, we made our bread all the time. But I hadn't made bread until we got this started a few weeks ago- now I'm remembering how nice fresh home made bread is!
But actually, none of ours fell. The one that looks like it did is actually just topped with nuts and only half the dough of the others, anyway, so it just looks like it fell.
Even so, fallen or not, they are yummy, aren't they!
Originally Posted by katachtig
They all look very yummy. Brag all you want about them.
Thank you! I know we have some great chefs on here who could post things that blow these of the water, but it was still fun for me!
Originally Posted by Pami
Oh wow how sweet of you to stay up late baking for your TCS friends. That is just so nice. I wish I was close by so I could try some, it looks delicious. Then I could babysit Evie while you were gone.
I was having a great time, too! I hope they are all good, since I can't try them all (darn!). But I used the same dough, so they should all taste the same, except for the add ins. I'd love to give you one, and Evie would love to have a friend come visit! Oh well, next time you are out this way.
Originally Posted by Bella713
Ohhhh nice, nothing like fresh bread, Yummy
Yes, I'm begining to get spoiled with this bread! I wonder how long I can keep the starter going for...
Originally Posted by fwan
What type of bread is it ?? it looks yummy! Mind sharing the recipe? I cant wait for the bread maker that we have in Melbourne!
It's Amish friendship bread! We got a bit of starter from a friend a while ago, and have rather been enjoying it! If you don't get the starter from a friend, you can make your own. Once you get that, it's really very easy, and I'm happy to share the receipe!
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
3 cups white sugar, divided
3 cups milk
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Let stand 10 minutes. In a 2 quart container glass, plastic or ceramic container, combine 1 cup flour and 1 cup sugar. Mix thoroughly or flour will lump when milk is added. Slowly stir in 1 cup milk and dissolved yeast mixture. Cover loosely and let stand until bubbly. Consider this day 1 of the 10 day cycle. Leave loosely covered at room temperature.
On days 2 thru 4; stir starter with a spoon. Day 5; stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Days 6 thru 9; stir only.
Day 10; stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Remove 1 cup to make your first bread, give 2 cups to friends along with this recipe, and your favorite Amish Bread recipe. Store the remaining 1 cup starter in a container in the refrigerator, or begin the 10 day process over again (beginning with step 2).
Once you have made the starter, you will consider it Day One, and thus ignore step 1 in this recipe and proceed with step 2. You can also freeze this starter in 1 cup measures for later use. Frozen starter will take at least 3 hours at room temperature to thaw before using.
Keep the starter in a plastic ziplock bag to make the next process easier!
Prepping the starter:
Day 1- Begin or receive starter
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 sugar, 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk
Day 7- mush the bag
Day 8- mush the bag
Day 9- mush the bag
Day 10- Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk
Pour contents of bag into a bowl (NOT METAL) with 1 1/2 cp flour, 1 1/2 cp sugar, and 1 1/2 cp milk. Mix and measure out 4 separate batters of 1 cup each into gallon-sized freezer bags (be sure to mark that day's date on the bag). Keep one for yourself and give 3 to friends with a copy of the recipe (or do like me and just bake them all yourself!).
The actual recipe! I can't find the same thing I am using online, so I'll just copy and paste mine for you! Feel free to look it up online, there are a few different variations out there.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. To the remaining batter in the bowl, add the following: (if you keep all the three bags, you are essentially making four times this amount, so will need to increase these proportionately)
1 cp sugar
1 cup oil
1/2 cp milk
1/2 tsp salt
2 cp flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
Grease 2 large loaf pans or muffin tins. Dust with flour. Mix 1/2 cup sugar with 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Pour batter into pans or tins and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar to form a thick topping. Bake at 325 degrees for 45-60 minutes (muffins bake for 30 mins).
To make it a little healthier, these loaves I took out half the egg yolks and replace 1/4 of the oil with apple sauce. You can play around with it, too! I made a banana nut loaf, a banana loaf, two chocolate chip loaves, an original, and a butterscotch. The others will have to let you know how those additions are- I've only tried our loaf, which was the banana nut.
Enjoy your bread maker!