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Recipe: Amish Friendship Bread

October 30, 2021

The idea of friendship breads which draw the rising agent from the environment and then continue to grow
as they’re nurtured and shared goes so well with November’s tenet, “We believe in the model of powerful impact.”

1 cup live yeast starter, see note
Day 1: Do nothing with the starter
Days 2-5:
Stir with wooden spoon
Day 6 add and stir:
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
Days 7-9:
Stir with wooden spoon
Day 10 add and stir:
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
Remove 3 cups; place in 3 containers

To balance of batter add:

1 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
In separate bowl combine dry ingredients:
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, see note
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup nuts

Procedure
On day 10: follow directions above, placing the 3 cups of batter in three separate plastic containers. Keep one start for yourself and
give the other two to friends. After batter is mixed pour into two well-greased and sugared bread pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 1
hour. We often make 6 mini loaves and take a small sample to friends with the starter and a copy of the recipe. Adjust baking time
accordingly.

Author Notes
Get starter from a friend or make your own with this recipe or you can order a lifetime start here.
Pudding: This is the larger size. You can also use about 3/4 cup of the dry pack instant puddings. We LOVE this recipe. It is great
with chocolate chips or coconut. We also like making it with chocolate pudding. There are more recipes and variations on the
armchair.com website as well.