For all my family, friends and fellow cooks, chefs, grillers, smokers and such, I give you my friendship and my bread. Enjoy!
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— Scott C. Anderson is associate food service director and chef with Shepherd University dining services in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Chef Ambassador to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
Amish Friendship Bread
For day 1: 2/3 cup sugar, 2/3 cup milk, 2/3 cup flour
For days 6: 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk
For day 10: 1 1/4 cup flour, 1 1/4 cup sugar , 1 1/4 cup milk
For final bread:
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup milk (skim or 2 percent)
1 1/4 teaspoon natural vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar or Sucanat
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 package favorite vanilla instant pudding
1/2 teaspoon salt