Quick Amish Friendship Bread
This is a traditional Amish Bread that is lovingly passed from one friend to
another. Usually, it has a nurturing time of eight days, during which you stir in
various ingredients. Then, of course there's additional kneading and rising.
Here, that time is condensed into minutes.
- 2 3/4 cups warm skim milk
- 1/4 cup low fat buttermilk
- 4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 3 cups plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups very coarsely chopped hazelnuts
- 2 cups dried cherries
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large nonreactive bowl, mix 3/4 cup of the skim milk, the buttermilk, 3/4
cup of the all purpose flour, the whole wheat flour, 1 teaspoon sugar, and the yeast.
Set aside for 10 minutes or until the mixture starts to bubble.
- In a large mixing bowl, place the remaining ingredients except for the
hazelnuts and cherries,Mix well.
- Add the milk yeast mixture
to the bowl and mix well. Fold in the hazelnuts and cherries.
- Lightly grease four 10 x 5 x 2-inch pans with vegetable oil, divide the dough
among the pans, and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted
in the center comes out clean.
Yield: 4 loaves (64 slices)
Cal. per serving 129, Chol. 2 mg
Posted by Olga at Recipe Goldmine 5/18/02 10:31:18 am.