Amish Friendship Bread Starter And Bread Recipe


  • Use a glass bowl and wooden spoon.
  • DO NOT REFRIGERATE until after the 10th day.
  • Ingredients
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° F/45° C)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3 cups white sugar, divided
  • 3 cups warm milk (110°F/45°C), divided
  • Directions
  • Day 1
  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Let stand 10 minutes. In a 2 quart container (glass), 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 at room temperature until bubbly.
  • Day 2 to Day 4
  • Stir starter with a wooden spoon.
  • Day 5
  • Stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk.
  • Day 6 to Day 9
  • Stir only.
  • Day 10
  • Stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Remove 1 or 2 cups to make your first bread, give three cups to friends along with the recipe. Store the remaining starter in a container in the refrigerator and begin the 10 day process over again. You can also freeze this starter in 1 cup measures for later use. Frozen starter will take at least 3 hours at room temperature to thaw before using.
  • Place the 1 or 2 cups of batter you removed to make your bread in a mixing bowl. Add the following and mix well:
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 large box instant vanilla pudding powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup nuts
  • Optional 1/2 cup raisins OR 1/2 cup chocolate chips, chopped up marashino cherries etc
  • Pour mixture into 2 greased and sugared loaf pans. Bake at 325°F for 1 hour or until knife inserted comes clean. Cool for at least 10 minutes and remove from pans.


Prep Time Does Not Include Making The Starter. This Is Another Version Of The Amish Friendship Bread Starter. This One Does Not Contain The Fruit As The Previous One Did. Enjoy, This Is Very Good.

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