Amish Sourdough Cinnamon Bread Starter and Bread Instructions

Recipe by Shawn C
READY IN: 241hrs
YIELD: 4-5 loaves




  • In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water for about 10 minutes. Stir well.
  • In a 2 quart glass or plastic container, combine 1 cup sifted flour and 1 cup sugar.
  • Mix thoroughly or the flour will get lumpy when you add the milk.
  • Slowly stir in warm milk and dissolved yeast mixture.
  • Loosely cover the mixture with a lid or plastic wrap.
  • The mixture will get bubbly. Consider this Day 1 of the cycle, or the day you receive the starter.
  • For the next 10 days handle starter according to the instructions below for Amish Friendship Bread.
  • Day 1: Do nothing: refer to date on bag should be day 10 of mix.
  • Day 2: Mush the bag.
  • Day 3: Mush the bag.
  • Day 4: Mush the bag.
  • Day 5: Mush the bag.
  • Day 6: Add to the bag- 1 c plain flour, 1 c sugar, 1 c milk, and mush well.
  • Day 7: mush the bag.
  • Day 8: mush the bag.
  • Day 9: Mush the bag.
  • Day 10: follow instructions below--.
  • Pour the entire contents of the bag into a large metal bowl.
  • add 1 1/2 cups plain flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 c milk. mix well.
  • lable four ziploc bags with date and Day 1.
  • fill each of the four bags with 1 cup of batter. (these are the starter bags to give out to friends). If you don't keep one for yourself you will have to wait until someone gives you a starter batter.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • to your remaining batter you need to add the bread making ingredients.
  • grease bottom and sides sides of 2 large loaf pans or spray with pam butter flavor or bakers joy.
  • mix pan coating mix and dust the insides of each pan with it coating sides and bottom of each pan well.
  • pour batter evenly into the 2 loaf pans and sprinkle any remaining dusting mix on the top of the batter.
  • bake approximately 1 hour until toothpick comes out clean. cool until bread loosens from the pan easily. turn onto serving dish or wire rack.