Amish friendship bread (starter & streusel)

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
-Starter:

Begin with: 1 cup flour,1 cup warm water,½ cup sugar 1 package yeast.Add on 5th day: 1 cup flour,1 cup milk, 1 cup sugar.Add on 10th day: 1 cup flour,1 cup milk,1 cup sugar.

1: Mix all the starter ingredients well and place in medium-sized glass bowl. Cover with dinner plate so as not to cover tightly. Let stand overnight in warm place. Stir down each day for 4 days (Important - do not refrigerate batter at any time) 2: On the fifth day add flour, milk and sugar and stir. Stir down each day until 10th day.

3: On the 10th day add flour, milk and sugar and measure out 3 separate cups of starter. Give one cup starter and a copy of the instructions to each of three friends.

4: Use remaining dough to bake choice of bread or use in streusel recipe as follows:

Batter: ⅔ cup cooking oil, 1 cup sugar, 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt, 3 eggs Streusel: ⅓ cup margarine, melted ½ cup white sugar ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup quick oats 1 cup nuts (optional 1: After sharing three cups of starter with friends, mix oil, sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and eggs with remaining starter. Mix well and spoon ½ of batter into greased and floured 9 x 13 baking pan.

2: To prepare streusel combine all ingredients and mix well.

Sprinkle ½ of streusel over batter. Cover with remaining batter and remaining streusel.

3: Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes Source: Lancaster County Cookbook

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