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Amish Friendship Bread

March 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Bread, Dessert

At work, I was recently given a starter bag of friendship bread. This is a long post so let’s just get to it…These are instructions for when you receive your starter bread bag.

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 7, 8 & 9: Mush the bag for two minutes

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!

Happy sharing,


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  • Marie

    OMFG!!!! amish friendship bread is my faaaavorite!!!! everyday i secretly hope that i will run into someone that has a starter bag & will give one to me out of the goodness of their heart.. or share the cinnamony goodness with me. either/or… preferably the latter. patience is not something i wish to cultivate when it comes to amish friendship bread.

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