Recipes

Amish Friendship Bread – Minus the Friendship (starter)

*this post was originally published on my cooking blog, One Bite at a Time: From My Kitchen to Yours

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Who doesn’t love Amish Friendship Bread, buttttt, you have to admit dealing with the “starter” mix is a bit of a pain! And you just get stuck with it going on and on and on, until you finally throw the stuff out, which always makes me feel a little bit guilty for some reason!

So not to sound “unfriendly” but I went searching for a non-starter Amish Friendship bread recipe and this is what I found. I just made this bread this morning and sampled it a little bit ago….soooo good!!!!! 

Ingredients:

Starter-

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup flour

Bread:

1 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
3 whole eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 boxes instant vanilla pudding (the smaller ones or 1 large one)
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 F. Mix “starter” ingredients, then add oil, milk, eggs and vanilla, mix well.  In a separate bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, vanilla pudding and nuts.  Add dry mixture to the liquid mixture and mix thoroughly.

Pour into two large well greased loaf pans, one bundt pan or 48 muffin tins.  Bake for one hour or until done, muffins will take 30-35 minutes.

1 thought on “Amish Friendship Bread – Minus the Friendship (starter)”

  1. Beth, I got the starter from a neighbor years ago, and did grow it for the next iteration. I baked one batch using the recipe you listed. Not thrilled I could taste the oil. When my starter had grown enough to divide, I think I gave away one part, and baked the rest using the recipe with one substitution – butter instead of oil (straight substitution – 1 cup for 1 cup). OH.MY.GOODNESS. Much better for me, tasted like “Amish Friendship Pound Cake”!

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