Free Recipe – Amish Friendship Bread

A big thanks to Helen Hevener for the recipe idea! This is from Georgia Varozza’s The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook.

Amish Friendship Bread

1 cup starter
2/3 cup oil
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 large package vanilla instant pudding mix
nuts, optional
raisins, optional
dates, optional
cinnamon sugar

In a large nonmetallic bowl, mix together the starter, oil, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla instant pudding mix. Stir into the starter mixture and mix well. At this point, you can add nuts, raisins, or dates- use about 1 cup total.

Grease 2 loaf pans and sprinkle the bottoms liberally with a cinnamon and sugar mixture. Pour the batter into the loaf pans and sprinkle the top of bread also with cinnamon sugar.

Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in loaf pans for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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4 Responses to “Free Recipe – Amish Friendship Bread”

  1. How do you get the starter if no one has one?


  2. Do you have a recipe for the bread starter?

    [Reply] Reply:

    Wilma- I do not. I would recommend doing a search on the Internet. I am sure you could find something good!


  3. I was hoping to find the answer of the starter recipe. A friend gave me the whole recipe. It was the best bread ever…


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