How to make it

  • step.1.
  • How to make the starter: Soften active dry yeast with 1/4 cup of warm water for about 10 minutes. Stir with a wooden spoon, not metal. In a non-metal bowl, combine the 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of sugar. Slowly add the 1 cup of warm milk and the dissolved yeast. Cover loosely and let stand. Mixture will become bubbly. This is considered Day 1 of the recipe.
  • Step.2.
  • On Day 2 for convenience, pour the batter into a gallon zip lock bag. Mash the batter in the bag.
  • Step.3.
  • Days 3-5 continue to mash the bag once a day. If air pressure fills the bag, let it out.
  • Step.4.
  • Day 6: Add 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 cup of milk. Mash the bag.
  • Step.5.
  • Days 7-9: Mash the bag.
  • Step.6.
  • Day 10: Pour the entire contents of the bag into a Non-Metal bowl-do not use metal spoons. Use wooden or plastic spoons. Add 1.5 cups flour, 1.5 cups sugar, and 1.5 cups milk.
  • Step.7.
  • Measure out 4 separate batters of 1 cup each into one gallon zip lock bags. Date the bags. This is Day 1 of the starter. Put one bag aside for yourself. Give 3 bags away to friends with a copy of the recipe. They will leave the starter alone for Day 1. You made the starter on the first Day 1, but now the cycle has begun again. Everyone has starter, so Day 1 is the day to leave the starter alone.
  • Step.8.
  • To the remaining batter, add the following and mix thoroughly with wooden or plastic spoons: 3 eggs, 1 cup of oil, 1/2 cup of milk, 1 cup sugar, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, 1.5 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 cups flour, 1 box instant vanilla pudding mix.
  • Step.9.
  • Grease 2 large loaf pans. In a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup of sugar and 1.5 tsp cinnamon. Dust the greased pans with 1/2 the mixture. Pour the batter evenly into the 2 pans and sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture on top.
  • Step.10.
  • Bake 1 hour at 325 or until cooked through. Cool until bread loosens from pan.

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  • manja1 15 years ago
    I made tthis cake several years ago and it is excellent. BTW I tryed mixing the dough w/electriacl mixer and it turned out fenomenal even the usage of metal is not recomended. i gave one strter away and the rest I freezed. When I wanted a new cake I defrosted the starter and made a cake. The cke was fenomenal too.
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    trigger ate it and said...
    I will have to try this one bookmarked.
    I love raisin bread.
    Five forks and a smile :)

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    " It was excellent "
    taylorsue82 ate it and said...
    Got the starter started, i so love this bread but had lost the recipe,Nice Post.
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  • sunflower48386 15 years ago
    This is a wonderful sweet bread. Have made it many times. matter of fact I have 12 starters in the freezer. some of my friends think it is too much work and too many days. lol. nothing to it.
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    lori4flavor ate it and said...
    A sweet tradition and wonderful way to make new friends! Thank you :)
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    I have never made this yet... but I plan to real soon. Thanks for posting.
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    great recipe
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  • shirlex7565 15 years ago
    THANK you for this recipe! We LOVE this sweet bread!
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