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Amish Friendship Bread - Freundschaftskuchen
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Description:
A yeast dough cake containing apples and cinnamon.

Source:
Aganetha Mueller

Ingredients
  • Beginning:
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). sugar
  • 2 cups (475 ml) warm water
  • 1 pkg. yeast
  • 2 cups (475 ml) flour
  • Cake Dough:
  • 2 cups (475 ml) beginner dough
  • 2 cups (475 ml) flour
  • 1 cup (225 ml) sugar
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml). salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 ml). cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 ml). baking powder
  • 1 cup (225 ml) chopped apple
  • 1 cup (225 ml) coconut
  • Icing:
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml). butter
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
Preparation
  • Beginning dough:
  • Dissolve yeast in water.
  • Add sugar and then flour.
  • Mix well.
  • Cover and set aside until next day.
  • Next day add:
  • 1 cup (225 ml) flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
  • 1 cup (225 ml) milk
  • Next days:
  • Keep dough in refrigerator and stir every day.
  • On the fifth day, add above ingredients again.
  • On the tenth day, bake the cake.
  • Before making cake batter, remove 1 cup (225 ml) for your next cake and 1 cup (225 ml) for your friend.
  • Cake:
  • Mix ingredients well.
  • Pour into greased and floured 9 inch x 13 inch pan.
  • Drizzle with a mixture of:
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) melted butter
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). flour
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). cinnamon
  • Bake at 350 degrees (175 C.) for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Icing:
  • Simmer icing ingredients in a saucepan for 5 minutes.
  • Drizzle over cake while still warm.
  • Note: The dough will keep in the freezer until you wish to make another cake.
  • To begin your second cake, start at the line that reads "Next day add".
Comments
This a somewhat time-consuming cake to make but has delicious results. I am unsure if this is what you are looking for. It is a yeast dough and may therefore be called a bread by some, although the literal translation is "Friendship Cake".

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