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Friendship Bread!

Shannyn’s church is focusing on the art of “neighboring” and this is Shannyn’s secret weapon!

Amish Friendship Bread

including the recipe for the Amish Friendship Bread starter, complete directions for how to make it once your starter is ready. When you pass the starter on to a friend or neighbor, make sure they understand that they will need to follow the instructions beginning at day one then will use the Amish Friendship Bread Recipe (with the oil, eggs, vanilla, etc.) on Day 10.

Amish Friendship Bread Recipe

Day 1 – receive the starter (the recipe for the starter is below)

Day 2 – stir

Day 3 – stir

Day 4 – stir

Day 5 – Add 1 cup each flour, sugar and milk.

Day 6 – stir

Day 7 – stir

Day 8 – stir

Day 9- stir

Day 10 – Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Divide into 4 containers, with 1 cup each for three of your friends and 1 cup for your own loaves. Give friends the instructions for Day 1 through Day 10 and the following recipe for baking the bread.

After removing the 3 cups of batter, combine the remaining cup of Amish Friendship Bread starter with the following ingredients in a large bowl:

2/3 cup oil
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 to 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Using a fork beat by hand until well blended. You can add 1 cup raisins and 1 cup nuts (optional).

Grease two loaf pans with butter, sprinkle with sugar instead of flour.

Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes to 1 hour (individual oven temperatures vary). Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans. Makes two loaves of Amish Friendship Bread.
Amish Friendship Bread Starter

This is the Amish Friendship Bread Starter Recipe that you’ll need to make the Amish Friendship Bread (above). It is very important to use plastic or wooden utensils and plastic or glass containers when making this. Do not use metal at all!

Ingredients:

1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F)

Directions:

1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water for about 10 minutes. Stir well.

2. In a 2 quart glass or plastic container, combine 1 cup sifted flour and 1 cup sugar. Mix thoroughly or the flour will get lumpy when you add the milk.

3. Slowly stir in warm milk and dissolved yeast mixture. Loosely cover the mixture with a lid or plastic wrap. The mixture will get bubbly. Consider this Day 1 of the cycle, or the day you receive the starter.

For the next 10 days handle starter according to the instructions above for Amish Friendship Bread.

Today we introduced you to our Hope Hero for August!

His name is Michael Harris and you can learn about Michael and his ministry on his website www.seasonsofhopeinc.org

You can also nominate a Hero yourself! Click on the Hope Hero tab to the right of this post!

 

God Bless you, friend!

Your Love Dare today: Write or rewrite your vows, either by hand or printed from your computer. Frame them and hang them where they can be seen by all.

Your Respect Dare today: Write YOUR story of the past 40 days of the dare-focusing on the one thing that stands out most as the FRUIT of your dare. Where were you when you could see this dare was working? Who was with you? What happened? Give God praise for what He is doing in your heart, mind and marriage!

Your Respect Dare Today: Today, do a word search in your Bible on forgiveness. After reading the scriptures which come up,play that the Lord will help you forgive. Pray that He helps you overcome any obstacles in the way of total forgiveness of yourself, your husband or someone else.

Your Love Dare Today: Ask a godly friend to be your marriage mentor, to give you insight and be an ear to hear you out, when you need to talk about marriage related topics.

 

 

Today’s Love Dare: Hopefully you know of something that your wife would LOVE…YOU clean, take her to a nice dinner or a little get-away trip. Today’s DARE is to make one of those wishes come true. Do it!

Today’s Respect Dare: Look back at the last few weeks and see what God has done and is doing. Today write down 2 or 3 positive effects of the respect dare and why they are important. Thank the Lord for progress!