Monday, October 20, 2008

Amish Friendship Bread - Plain Old Sourdough Bread

This is another variation on the Amish Friendship Bread, using one cup of the starter.

This recipe calls for bread flour, which has a higher protein content than all-purpose flour. You can use AP, but your bread won't be quite as good.

Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 cup starter
6 cups bread flour

Recipe
Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Oil bottom and sides of a large bowl and put dough in. Let stand overnight at room temperature.

In the morning, punch dough down 4-5 times and divide into 3 equal balls. Knead each ball 8-10 times; use additional flour to keep dough from sticking. Place dough into 3 greased and floured loaf pans. Brush tops with oil and cover loosely with oiled foil. Let rise at room temperature for 4 - 8 hours.

If dough has not risen sufficiently, put a small pan of water on the bottom rack of the oven, heat oven to 200 degrees, then turn off the oven. Put dough on the top rack for 1-2 hours or until dough has risen.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. While it is baking, and after the top has lightly browned, you may cover the bread with foil to slow further browning.

4 comments:

Daniel Edwards said...

Do you know how to do this in a Dutch oven? I need to make some of this at a big scouting event(out in the wilderness), and so naturally, we don't have any conventional ovens out there to use...

Brig said...

Daniel, I have posted my response at http://digrat.blogspot.com/2009/02/cooking-bread-in-outdoors.html

Anonymous said...

I just used this bread to make cinnamon rolls and it was pretty yummy. I though of that before surfing for recipes for AFB cinnamon rolls. I might try one of those have you ever?

Brig said...

I haven't ever made AFB cinnamon rolls, but there's no reason it wouldn't work.

If you find a good recipe, post a link and I'll look into it!