Amish Friendship Loaf

Almost all the bread recipes with Amish friendship starter I have looked up, calls for instant pudding mix in addition to other flavouring agents. Since making naan, I knew the starter tastes good when cooked as such. So why not make an ordinary loaf of bread? Hence born the second idea for 1-in-3 Amish Friendship Starter.

The measurements given below yield one small loaf that got over between the two of us, when I served with afternoon coffee. Thanks to Cynthia for your handy dandy tips on baking this bread.

Ingredients

Amish friendship starter – 1 cup
Whole wheat bread flour – 1 cup
Yeast – ¼ tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Oil – 1 tsp
Cornmeal – 1 tbsp

Method

Mix the first four ingredients to form a tight dough. Place this in an oiled bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Keep this in a dark warm place for 20 hours. Punch down and knead the dough well. Shape into a loaf, cover with a damp cloth and let it rise again, for 2 hours. When ready, preheat the oven to 450F and put a cast iron pan/pot in the oven as it preheats. After 20 minutes, carefully remove the pan/pot. Line the inside with a parchment paper, sprinkle cornmeal and place the shaped dough on the parchment paper. This will ensure that the bread doesn’t get burnt. Cover the whole pan with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes. The bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped. Cool, slice and serve with coffee.

Amish Friendship Loaf

Friendship loaf served with Indian style filter coffee and blueberry preserve.

As you may all know by now, my entry “Eggs…Through My Lenses” has been awarded the Click’s Reader’s Choice Award, hosted by Jai & Bee of Jugalbandi. The reason I got this award is you, my dear readers. I am grateful for your support and a bunch of Thanks for those who voted for me (and those who didn’t too ;) ). My hearty congratulations to other winners Sunita, Manisha and Andrew. Hosting and judging the entries should have been a monstrous job, but it’s a job well done Jai, Bee, Meeta and Jaden. Kudos!

40 comments:

Srivalli said...

That bread looks great Suganya...and congrats on winning the readers choice!..that was indeed a great shot!

sunita said...

That's a lovely slice...the texture looks great.

Rajitha said...

congrats sugaya..awesome girl :)...

Rajitha said...

and i forgot that coffee looks soo good..here i am drinking folgers hazelnut....

Nags said...

just coming over from Jai's and Bee's. Congrats :)

bee said...

coffee pic looks soooo good. have been meaning to try out some ideas with coffee for a while. will get around doing that in december!

bread also looks inviting.

--jai

Latha said...

Wow looks delicious! Are u going nuts with friendship starter or what ! :-) Love u're enthusiasm!

Latha said...

OH also, Congrats on the award Dear! You deserve it! Your photography skills are simply superb! A notch above. Keep it going!
Hugs
Latha

Asha said...

Loaf looks great, great slice for breakfast with coffee!:))

Asha said...

OOH! I forgot, congratulations on winning! Didn't I tell you already you would win?:)))

Siri said...

Lovely piece of bread dear.. and Congrats for winning the CLICK Award.. Your entry turly deserved it..:D

musical said...

Home baked bread with Indian style coffee must have been really divine b'fast! Congrats on your award at Click! You totally deserved the award, it was a captivating picture :).

Bharathy said...

Congrats!!!For your well deserved victory!!!:D..I expected readers choice award for you!!And was right!!..Congrats again!!

ushaprashanth said...

Hi suganya!
Bread looks delicious!!! And congratulations for your award!!!!

Madhu said...

Suganya congrats... Bread and coffee looks so good.

Sharmi said...

Congrats Suganya! can you make me some coffee like that! simply superb!

Lakshmi said...

Congrats suganya.You deserve it.

Cinnamon said...

Warm coffe and delicious bread... prefect for a perfect cozy evening :)
By The Way, congrats on the Click read choice award!!! It was a well deserved one!!

Gini said...

Congrats on yr well deserved award.

Anita said...

You make everything look great! Congratulations on the award.

Kribha said...

Bread with that cup of coffee looks so delicious. Also, congrats on winning the reader's choice in the 'click' event. I knew you would get it.

Sig said...

Congrats on your award suganya! Well deserved indeed... And the bread looks great!

Laavanya said...

Congrats Suganya on your award! :)
The bread and coffee look lovely. I agree on the versatility of the Amish Friendship bread... it lends such a nice texture and taste to everything.

sagari said...

looks beautiful

ServesYouRight said...

Loved your picture in 'Click'!! Congratulations!!!

TBC said...

Well done! Kapi looks good.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Suganya......Congrats on winning the 'Click' event dear :-) U deserve it :-)
Nice looking bread.....fluffy and spongy......:-)

Susan said...

Congrats, Suganya! That egg shot is very clever, whimsical and deserving.

Linda said...

Suganya, your Amish friendship loaf looks awesome, and congratulations on your well-deserved win! That egg-in-a-beater was *really* creative! :)

Nabeela said...

First of all,congratulations on the win. My husband actually thought that was the best shot among them all....very natural and intriguing.
You are doing very well in the baking department!

Anonymous said...

congrats,suganya for the award:) been seeing this amish starter on some blogs & i am curious about it. Is it a bit like the sourdough starter? have bookmarked your naan & bread recipe & thinking of trying it with the allrecipes amish starter!:)
paati

Bharathy said...

Was overjoyed when you received the awrd..and see how I forgot to comment that lovely looking slice and hmm(i can smell that)..cup of filter Kapi..:)
Great to see 3 variations of Amish!!Brilliant!!

Pearlin said...

The bread and coffee look so inviting! Thanks for dropping by my blog :)

Suma Gandlur said...

Congrats for the award. I was expecting you to win, even before you participated.
I loved all your three recipes using the amish friendship loaf.
Especially that mouth watering naan.

Sandeepa said...

Congrats on the CLICK award dear Suganya...of course you deserved it

sagari said...

looks great

Vcuisine said...

The Naan, the bread, the pancake - look favulous Suganya. Congrats for the award. No doubt that you got this. He helped you?? :) Your photos really speaks and the main part is - so natural too. I admire it always. Take care. Will send an email soon. Have a good day. Viji

Rachna said...

gosh... this is to die for breakfast.... i can imagine the aroma coming from the bread!!

Anonymous said...

Hi suganya:
A quick question, where did you find whole wheat bread flour. I am trying to find it in stores for months now, but in vain. I am able to find them online, but the shipping charges are astronomical.. I am living near philly, east coast. Please let me know if you found it in any store..
--Thanks
K

Suganya said...

K, Its been long since I stocked whole wheat bread flour in my pantry. I don't remember where I bought it. But these days I buy gluten (Bob's Red Mill brand)separately and mix with whole wheat flour to make bread flour. The gluten stays forever in the freezer, and I don't have to stock zillion types of flour. Hope that helps.

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