Day 1: Do nothing! You just got your batter starter, so sit back and enjoy your friendship.
Day 2, 3, 4 & 5: Mush the bag for 2 minutes
Day 6: Add to the bag & mush to mix:
- 1 cup Flour
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Milk
Day 10: Time to start baking & sharing! Pour the entire bag into a non-metal bowl and add the following ingredients and mix well:
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of milk
After the flour, sugar and milk has been added, label four one-gallon ziploc bags with ‘Day One’ and the date and place 1 cup of batter in each bag. These are the starters to share with friends. If you like, keep one for yourself. If you keep one for yourself you’ll be having a fresh loaf of this delicate dessert bread every ten days.
Now preheat the oven to 325°F and add the following ingredients to the remaining batter:
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups flour
- 1 large box of instant vanilla pudding
Grease the bottom and sides of two loaf pans (or in my case, I only had one loaf pan so I made some muffins). Dust the side and bottoms of the pans with a mixture of 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Pour the batter into the pans and sprinkle the remaining sugar & cinnamon mixture on top for nice and crispy tops.
Bake for one hour (until a toothpick comes out clean). Cool until the bread loosens evenly from the pan, turn onto a plate, slice up & serve to your best of friends!