This blog is dedicated to Mum, my greatest mentor. It is a compilation of simple recipes - Bengali, Indian, Burmese and Continental, among others. All of these recipes have been tested in my kitchen. Most use everyday ingredients found at your local market, but some use specialty ingredients available at Asian and/or Indian markets. Comments are welcome and members are invited to send in any recipes they would like to share.
is the 3rd batch of starter batter for Amish Friendship Bread (AFB) that
I have taken care of, through the 10 Day Regimen. We were going to an American folk songs of the 60’s concert by Gemini last Friday with friends who invited us to dinner
before the concert so I took one of these loaves for them to freeze. For dinner she prepared a salad and Moussaka and
for dessert we had some of the bread I made from the second batch of starter
batter, Carrot Amish Friendship Bread and Chocolate Amish Friendship
Bread. That dinner and the concert
afterwards made for a very enjoyable evening!
can make your own starter batter or save a whole lot of time if you get it from
a friend. However, if you wish to give your friends some of your starter
batter, you will have to nurse it through the 10 Day Regimen.
make 2 loaves of this bread, you will need 1 cup of starter batter.
cup AFB starter batter
eggs, beaten 1 cup Canola oil
large (5.9 oz.) pkg. instant Vanilla pudding
tsp. baking powder
tsp. baking soda
For Dusting -
tsp. cinnamon powder
cup chopped nuts
1. Pre-heat oven to 325°F.
2. Mix Dusting ingredients together.
3. Grease or butter 2
large loaf pans and dust with half the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
4. Beat Wet ingredients together until sugar
5. Sift Dry ingredients and work into batter until well combined.
6. Stir in the Optional ingredients, if using.
7. Pour batter into pans and sprinkle top with remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture.
8. Bake for 50–60 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
9. Cool on a wire rack until
bread loosens from sides of pan before slicing.
Note: This bread
freezes well if packaged in a 1 gallon Ziploc bag.