*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Amish Friendship Bread
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Dessert Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----STARTER:-----
    1      cup           flour, all-purpose
    1      cup           warm water
      1/2  cup           sugar
    1      tablespoon    yeast
                         -----COFFEE CAKE:-----
      2/3  cup           oil
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
    1      cup           sugar
    2      cups          flour, all-purpose
      1/2  teaspoon      baking soda
    1 1/4  teaspoons     baking powder
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    3                    eggs
    1      teaspoon      cinnamon
    1      cup           nuts -- and raisins mixed
                         -----OPTIONAL TOPPING-----
      1/3  cup           melted butter
      1/2  Cup           sugar
      1/2  Cup           brown sugar, packed
    2      Teaspoons     cinnamon
      1/2  Cup           oats -- quick-cooking
      1/2  Cup           nuts -- optional
 
 Starter: mix all ingredients in a glass bowl. Cover loosely with
 lid or plate. Let stand in a warm place.
 Stir each day.  On the 5th and 10th days add 1 cup flour, 1 cup
 milk and 1 cup sugar. Then remove 2 cups starter for restarting.
 (Keep 1 cup for yourself and give 1 cup to a friend.) To the
 remainder combine all batter ingredients, mixing well. Pour half
 the batter into two greased and floured loaf pans (or one 9x13
 pan).  Mix streusel topping and pour half of it over the batter.
 Add the remaining batter, then the remaining streusel and bake at
 350 for 40-50 minutes until the cake tests done.
 
 
 
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