Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Best Amish Friendship Bread Ever!

When I was looking for AFB pizza dough, I stumbled upon a post on My Sister's Kitchen. And although it didn't have an actual recipe for AFB pizza dough--plenty of request for it, but no responses--it did have some pretty good recipes for AFB. One recipe stood out to me because it seemed extraordinairily well though out. So I tried it tonight and WOW! This recipe buries all other AFB recipes. It was light, fluffy, and oh so delicious. Thanks a million, James!

James' Amish Friendship Bread
Ingredients
spray oil (PAM or similar)
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

2 eggs
1 c. lowfat vanilla yogurt (I used sour cream due to my lack of yogurt)
1/2 c. canola oil
1/2 c. lowfat milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon

1 c. AFB starter

2 tbsp. coarse sugar (I used the leftover cinnamon sugar)

Preheat the oven to 325F. Spray bottoms and sides of two loaf pans with oil. Mix 1/4 c. sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon and use to coat insides of pans, saving any excess.

In a large bowl, briefly beat two eggs. Add remaining wet ingredients (except starter) and stir until uniform. In a medium bowl, stir together dry ingredients. Dump dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix just until moistened (as with pancake batter, some lumps may remain). Fold in 1 c. starter.

Divide batter between loaf pans and sprinkle top of each loaf uniformly with 1 tbsp. of coarse sugar. Bake 45 min. or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out mostly clean with just a few crumbs.

Let loaves cool in pans 15 minutes or so, then remove to finish cooling on a rack. Slice and enjoy! It’s extra good with a bit of butter or spread, especially while still a bit warm.

1 comment:

Kimbooly said...

Yes, yes, we've noticed you're an amish bread addict. But hey, it's easy and a great scout thing to make!

LOVE your comments on my blog, btw. Wasn't the one about him being crazy great? And your response was fabulous, as was your other response about Bryce mimicking Rob's fake fist-shakes.

And tell Kara I love her comments, too. : )