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Amish Friendship Bread

Our recipe of the week is "Amish Friendship Bread." Lovina has been on a bit of a sourdough bread kick lately, as she has found her family really likes it. In her column this week there was...
Our recipe of the week is "Amish Friendship Bread." Lovina has been on a bit of a sourdough bread kick lately, as she has found her family really likes it. In her column this week there was a recipe for sourdough pancakes with the promise to post Lovina's friendship bread recipe online. I know I'll get grumbles from our older readers who don't have internet access, but this is such a long recipe that very few of our papers would have printed it. Editors are always screaming about scarce space, online we have all the space we need. So, as promised, here is the recipe:
LOVINA'S FRIENDSHIP BREAD
SOURDOUGH STARTER:
3 pkgs. yeast
1 c. warm water
STARTER FEED:
3/4 c. sugar
3 tbsp. instant potatoes
1 c. warm water
SOURDOUGH BREAD:
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 c. corn oil
1 tsp. salt
1 c. starter (potato fed)
1 1/2 c. warm water
6 c. bread flour
SOURDOUGH STARTER: Combine and refrigerate, covered, for 3 to 5 days. Take out and feed with the starter feed.
STARTER FEED: Mix well and add to starter. Let stand out of refrigerator all day (5 to 12 hours). Mixture will be bubbly. Take out 1 cup to make bread and return starter to refrigerator. Keep in refrigerator 3 to 5 days and feed again. If not making bread after feeding starter, throw away 1 cup to avoid depleting your starter. Note: Do not put lid on tight on starter.
SOURDOUGH BREAD: Combine above ingredients and make a stiff batter. grease another bowl. Put dough in and turn over oily side on top. Cover with foil and let stand overnight. (Do not refrigerate.) The next morning, punch dough down. Divide into thirds. Knead each part on floured surface 8 to 10 times. Grease 3 loaf pans and turn each loaf over in pan so it has oil on both sides. Let rise in pans 4 or 5 hours. (All day is all right.) Cover with waxed paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove and brush with butter. Cool on rack. Wrap well and store. Refrigerate. Bread may be frozen.

Re: Amish Friendship Bread

Do you have a recipe to make cinnamon rolls out of this bread starter? I had a recipe to make cinnamon rolls out of this starter years ago and now I can not find it and would like to make them again. Thanks Tina

Re: Amish Friendship Bread

Is it necessary to cover with  wax paper in the oven? It smokes up my house. Also can I cook one loaf and freeze the dough for the other two before the last rise? I'm going to try this tomorrow and see if the bread still comes out the same. I'll just let it rise as it thaws.