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Amish Friendship Bread Instructions


  • Day 1 The day you get your starter, do nothing


Day 2 Stir with a wooden spoon Day 3 Stir with a wooden spoon Day 4 Stir with a wooden spoon Day 5 Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk and stir Day 6 Stir with a wooden spoon Day 7 Stir with a wooden spoon Day 8 Stir with a wooden spoon Day 9 Stir with a wooden spoon Day 10 Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk and stir. Keep at room temperature. Use a glass container. Do not use a metal spoon (use a wooden one) Do not refrigerate. Use only plain (non-rising) flour. Get three glass containers and put one cup of mixture in each container, Give a copy of these instructions and a cup of starter to 3 friends. To remaining batch add 2/3 cup oil, 3 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 and 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp salt. Pour into 2 well greased and sugared loaf pans, or 1 bundt pan. Top with anything you like such as, sliced apples, dried or candied fruit, nuts, coconut, etc. or leave plain Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 to 50 minutes. (Check after 30 minutes.) Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Slice and serve.

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Need a starter, to get started, where do you get it. Or a recipe for one would love to try it. Donna

Hi! We do have a better Amish Friendship Bread recipe and starter on the site. You can find those here:


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