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Welcome to Covington Creek Candle Company! I'm so glad you stopped in for a visit. I'm committed to creating a stable lifestyle by self sufficiency. Prices are going to keep going up. Food recalls are increasing. I don't know about you but I like to know how my food was grown and that I'm the one that canned it. I want to help everyone become more self sufficient whether you live in a apartment, the burbs, a acre or two or more. Of course we can't do everything but I think you will be amazed at how much control you can have.

My home business now includes quilted items and rustic home crafts in addition to creating the best and healthiest cold process soap, 100% pure soy candles, bees wax candles and natural/organic salves and lip balm as possible. Many say I have the best Fort Wayne handcrafted soap, salves and candles. I still haven't found the right place to open a brick and mortar store so www.covingtoncreekcandles.com will have the cold process soap rotating. But email me if there is a special item you are looking for and I will do my best to create it. I am all about customer satisfaction. I am continuing to look for a few acres to grow my own ingredients and move the shop part out of my home and into a separate building.

I am trying to help make this a greener and healthier place to live. We can do this thru more self sufficiency and preparedness. I would love for you to come along on my journey because that is what life is - a journey. If there is a subject you would like more information on let me know at covingtoncreekcandles@comcast.net

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Amish Friendship Bread and Amish Cinnamon Bread


 

AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD STARTER

This is the Amish Friendship Bread Starter Recipe that you’ will need to make the Amish Friendship Bread. It is very important to use plastic or wooden utensils and plastic or glass containers when making this. Do not use metal at all!
Ingredients:
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F)
Directions:
1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water for about 10 minutes. Stir well.
2. 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.
3. 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 above for Amish Friendship Bread

Amish Friendship Bread Recipe

Day 1 - receive the starter (the recipe for the starter is below)
Day 2 - stir
Day 3 - stir
Day 4 - stir
Day 5 - Add 1 cup each flour, sugar and milk.
Day 6 - stir
Day 7 - stir
Day 8 - stir

Day 9 - stir
Day 10 - Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Divide into 4 containers, with 1 cup each for three of your friends and 1 cup for your own loaves. Give friends the instructions for Day 1 through Day 10 and the following recipe for baking the bread.
After removing the 3 cups of batter, combine the remaining cup of Amish Friendship Bread starter with the following ingredients in a large bowl:
2/3 cup oil
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 to 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Using a fork beat by hand until well blended. You can add 1 cup raisins and 1 cup nuts (optional).
Grease two loaf pans with butter, sprinkle with sugar instead of flourBake at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes to 1 hour (individual oven temperatures vary). Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans. Makes two loaves of Amish Friendship Bread
The Amish Cinnamon Bread recipe is from a good friend that I have the pleasure of working with.  She makes 21 loaves each Christmas to give as gifts at the family Christmas as they are yummy and always in demand.
AMISH CINNAMON BREAD

DO NOT USE METAL UTENSILS WITH THIS RECIPE
May freeze starter bag(s) – the day you get your starter bag out of the freezer is day number 1.
Day 1 to day 5:  squeeze bag
Day 6 – add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk and squeeze bag
Day 7 to Day 9 – Squeeze bag
Day 10 – combine batter with 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour and make four 1 cup starter bags.  Store the four 1 cup starter bags in the freezer until you are ready to make more bread.
To remaining batter add:
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
½ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp baking powder
2 cups flour
½ cup milk
½ tsp baking soda
Large instant vanilla pudding
2 tsp cinnamon
*Mix 1 tsp cinnamon and 3 tablespoon sugar and sprinkle into 3 greased loaf pans.  Pour batter into pans.  Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hours.