Amish Friendship Bread

Great for holiday gift giving and taste great with coffee

Important Note: Don't use metal spoons or equipment. Do not refrigerate. Use only glazed ceramic or plastic bowls or containers.


Day 1:

  • 1 cup live yeast starter (see above)

Do nothing with the starter.

Days 2-5:

Stir with a wooden spoon.

Day 6:

Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Stir with a wooden spoon.

Days 7-9:

Stir with a wooden spoon.

Day 10:

Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Stir. Take out 3 cups and place 1 cup each into three separate plastic containers. Give one cup and a copy of this recipe to three friends. To the balance (a little over one cup) of the batter, add the following ingredients and mix well.

  • 1 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

In a separate bowl combine the following dry ingredients and mix well:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 - (5.1 oz) box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 tsp salt
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  • 1 cup nuts

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix and pour into two well greased and sugared bread pans. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour

Servings: 6-8
Time:10 Days Preparation Time
1 Hours Cooking Time


By dbleoangel from Lancaster, Pa

Amish Friendship Bread


June 26, 20090 found this helpful

Can you make the bread batter ahead of time and bake it the next day? I dont always have time to bake the bread if it is the day to do after one of my long days at work.

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