Amish Friendship Bread

Cinnamon sweet bread using starter that is passed chain letter style

Amish Friendship Bread
Amish Friendship Bread

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

75

minutes

SERVINGS

20

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

75

minutes

SERVINGS

20

servings

Ingredients

  • 3.5

    cups Starter

  • 2

    Cups flour

  • 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

  • 1

    large box instant vanilla pudding

  • 3

    eggs

  • 1

    Cup Oil

  • 1/2

    Cup Milk

Directions

Section 1: Care and feeding of the starter -Do not use any type of metal utensil (Bowl, Spoon, or measuring cup) for mixing or measuring. -Do not refrigerate the starter. -Day 1 through 5: Mash the bag. -Day 6: Add 1 C each Milk, Flour, & Sugar. -Day 7-9: Mash the bag. -Day 10: Bake! Section 2: Baking -Preheat oven to 325 degrees -Place starter in non-metallic measuring cup. It should be about 3 cups. Add equal amounts of flour, sugar, and milk to bring it to 3 1/2 cups plus 1 cup for each starter. For example, to leave one starter, you will add 1/2 cup of each (1 1/2 cups total) to make 4 1/2 cups of starter mix. Mix this well. -Place 1 cup of starter in a gallon ziplock bag for each friend to be gifted. Mark it with the date. This should leave 3 1/2 cups of starter for your baking. -Combine all ingredients with the starter and mix well. -Grease 2 large loaf pans (Metal is ok now) or 1 large and 3 small pans. -Dust the pans with cinnamon sugar. -Pour batter evenly into loaf pans. -Dust top of batter with cinnamon sugar -Bake for 1 hour or until a knife inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean. -Cool until bread loosens evenly from the pans, then remove. Variations: -Add chopped walnuts, pecans, or semi-sweet chocolate chips. -Substitute 2 mashed bananas for the vanilla pudding.

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