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       Title: Amish Friendship Bread
  Categories: Breads
       Yield: 2 loaves
  
       1 c  Starter
       4 c  All-purpose flour, divided
       3 c  Sugar, divided
   2 1/2 c  Milk, divided
       1 c  Vegetable oil
       3    Eggs
       1 ts Vanilla extract
       1 c  Chopped nuts
       2 ts Sinnamon
   1 1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Baking soda
       1 pk Lg. instant vanilla pudding
            Solid shortening
            Cinnamon sugar
  
   DO NOT USE A METAL SPOON, METAL BOWL OR METAL PAN!  DO NOT
   REFRIGERATE!
   
   Day 1 - Do nothing
   Day  2 - Stir starter with wooden spoon
   Day  3 - Stir starter with wooden spoon
   Day  4 - Stir starter with wooden spoon
   Day  5 - Stir starter with wooden spoon
   Day  6 - Add 1 cup plain flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk; stir with
   :        wooden spoon
   Day  7 - Stir starter with wooden spoon
   Day  8 - Stir starter with wooden spoon
   Day  9 - Stir starter with wooden spoon
   Day 10 - Add 1 cup plain flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk; stir with
   :        wooden spoon
   
   Pour into three 1-cup containers.  Keep one for yourself and give the
   other two to friends with a copy of this recipe.
   
   TO BAKE BREAD:
   
   Pour the remainder of the starter into a large glass or plastic bowl.
   Add 1 cup oil, 1/2 cup milk, 3 eggs and  1 teaspoon vanilla.  Mix
   thoroughly with wooden spoon.
   
   In a separate glass or plastic bowl, mix together 2 cups plain flour,
   1 cup sugar, 1 cup chopped nuts, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 1/2 teaspoons
   baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1
   large box instant vanilla pudding.
   
   Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix thoroughly by hand.
   Do not use electric mixer.
   
   Pour into 2 large or 4 small loaf pans, which have been well greased
   (with solid shortening) and generously sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
   Sprinkle extra cinnamon sugar on top.  Bake at 325ø for about 1 hour
   for large pans or about 40 minutes for small pans.
  
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