My neighbor gave me a plastic bag that contained one cup of starter about 10 days ago. The idea is to let the starter ferment while you keep adding to the batter. You then pass the starter on to four people and spread the cake love. I baked my bread yesterday and made it into small loaves so I could pass out a loaf along with the starter bag. My family loved this coffee type cake and begged me not to give it away. I promised them I would make some more. This is what the plate of bread looked like after I put it on the table.
Below is the instructions I received. It seems like a lot of work but it really isn’t. My kids also enjoyed smushing the bag everyday. If you would like to try this bread and spread some baking love to your friends or family, click HERE for Allrecipes version of the starter.
Do not use any type of metal bowl or spoon.
Do not refrigerate.
lf air gets in the bag, let it out.
It is normal for the batter to rise and ferment.
Day 1: Do nothing
(This is the day you receive the batter; the bag is dated)
Day 2: Mash the bag
Day 3: Mash the bag
Day 4: Mash the bag
Day 5: Mash the bag
Day 6: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk; mash the bag
Day 7: Mash the bag
Day 8: Mash the bag
Day 9: Mash the bag
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. To the remaining batter in the bowl add:
1 cup oil (or ½ cup oil and half cup applesauce)
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1 large box vanilla instant pudding
Grease 2 large loaf pans and mix 1/2 cup sugar with 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Dust the pans with half this mixture. Pour the batter evenly into 2 pans and sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture. Bake for 1 hour. Cool for 10 minutes then turn onto a serving plate.