Amish Friendship Bread

Amish Friendship Bread Starter Recipe
Here's an Amish Friendship Bread Starter (photo source) recipe,
unless you're lucky enough to have been given a bag of yeast that's 
been going around:) ...
I've been making this bread for about a month now thanks to a
starter bag from my buddy next door at school. I literally have 
Amish Friendship Bread coming out my ears, haha! 
So, here's the recipe, but what's even more fun is the endless
amount of variations you can create with the batter after day 10!

Amish Friendship Bread Starter Recipe

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 9 Days 40 Minutes
Servings: 120

"Yeast, sugar, milk and flour ferment to make starter for sweet bread. Because the recipe produces so much starter, give some away to friends."
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45
degrees C)
3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
3 cups white sugar, divided
3 cups milk
1.In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Let stand 10 minutes. In a 2 quart container glass, plastic or ceramic container, combine 1 cup flour and 1 cup sugar. Mix thoroughly or flour will lump when milk is added. Slowly stir in 1 cup milk and dissolved yeast mixture. Cover loosely and let stand until bubbly. Consider this day 1 of the 10 day cycle. Leave loosely covered at room temperature.
2.On days 2 thru 4; stir starter with a spoon. Day 5; stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Days 6 thru 9; stir only.
3.Day 10; stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Remove 1 cup to make your first bread, give 2 cups to friends along with this recipe, and your favorite Amish Bread recipe. Store the remaining 1 cup starter in a container in the refrigerator, or begin the 10 day process over again (beginning with step 2).

Recently, we have added cookies and cream pudding, chocolate pudding, cocoa, and chocolate chips
as a variation of add ins. 
Click here to view Armchair.com for more variations!! 

Amish Friendship Bread

Variations on a Theme #1

The original Amish Friendship Bread recipe comes to us from Mrs. Norma Condon of Los Angeles (Basic Recipe). These delicious additions come to us from Mrs. Cherii Martin of Fresno, California, Suzette Pierce, and Lori Panzino of San Bernardino, California. Use the basic recipe and add or delete ingredients as per instructions!
By the way, if you have a favorite variation on the basic Amish Friendship Bread theme and would like us to include it with credit to you, please fill out our feedback form and reference "Amish Friendship Bread Variation" in the subject field. Let's see how many variations we can come up with!.

Cherii Martin's Banana Amish Friendship Bread
Omit cinnamon and vanilla pudding in the basic recipe and add two bananas (mashed)
Cherii Martin's Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread
Omit cinnamon and vanilla pudding from the basic recipe and add 1 - (5.1 oz) box of instant chocolate pudding, 3 tsp. cocoa and 3/4 cup chocolate chips. Bake for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours.
Cherii Martin's Apple Cinnamon Friendship Bread
add one cup of raisins and one small diced apple.
Suzette Pierce's Pudding, Chocolate Chip and Nut Variations
Suzette Pierce writes: "You can use many different flavors of pudding. My favorite is pistachio flavor. You may also use different flavors of chocolate chips and nuts."
Lori Panzino's Butterscotch Amish Friendship Bread
Lori Panzino writes: "Add 1 box of butterscotch pudding and 1 cup of butterscotch chips. We bake the cake in a 13" x 9" pan. It's my family's favorite cake! She adds "Don't forget to omit the vanilla pudding"


Andrea Grace said...

ooh I'm going to try this thanks!

Melodee said...

you'll love it:)


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