Amish Friendship Bread 1965

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

Friendship Starter Ingredients; Note: if you recieved a cup of starer from a friend..and have this on either bake the bread now...OR you can proceed at day 2..3..4.. instructions...(the complete recipe for the starter is below..)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preparing starter; Day 1-- In a glass bowl add the first three ingredients, flour water and yeast.
  2. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Leave on counter uncovered-- do not refrigerate.
  4. Day 2 3, and 4-- just stir real well each day with wooden spoon.
  5. Day 5-- stir in and add 1 cup milk 1 cup flour, and one cup sugar.
  6. this is called feeding the starter.
  7. Day 6-- 7-- 8-- just stir well with wooden spoon.
  8. Day 9-- stir well adding again 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup sugar.
  9. Day 10-- 11-- just stir well.
  10. Day 12-- ladle out one cup of starter into glass jars with lids-- should have four one cup jars.
  11. Keep one jar and make a bread now.
  12. Give the other two jars to friends to make a bread also.
  13. THE FOURTH JAR keep for another time to use-- for yourself, replenishing as a starter.
  14. To this fourth jar for yourself Add 1 teaspoon sugar and the REFRIGERATE>> The sugar added here will keep it alive and feed the yeast.
  15. Date the jar.
  16. Every 10 days, Remove the starer and transfer it to a bowl.
  17. Now feed it the regular combination of 1 cup milk, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup flour, stirring well.
  18. LEAVE on counter uncovered for 2 days, then either bake it or give it away again keeping some for yourself.
  19. Making your cinnamon bread; Combine all the topping ingredients and set aside.
  20. Preheat oven to 350 degrees f.
  21. In a large bowl beat together 1 cup starter eggs, and vegetable oil.
  22. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix.
  23. Pour half the batter into a greased loaf pan.
  24. Sprinkle with half the topping ingredeints.
  25. Cover with the remaining batter.
  26. Sprinkle all the remaining topping mixture over.
  27. Bake 35 minutes-- to 40 minutes, until golden and tester comes away just a crumbs or two clinging.
Most Helpful

Was disappointed as the bread overflowed the pan and made a mess out of my oven. I also had to cook it longer than instructed. I followed the directions exactly and do not know what happened. On the bright side, I did like the taste of what was left in the pan! I did also use cinnamon sugar to coat the pan after I greased it. I will try this again, dividing into two loaves to avoid spillage and see how it turns out.

katie_bear_18 February 08, 2011

A friend gave me some starter and I didn't have pudding mix. I didn't have enough oats, so I used half oats and half wheat germ and also used wheat germ instead of the white sugar in the topping since we like things less sweet. In the batter, I used white whole wheat flour, and applesauce instead of the oil. It took about 20 min longer in my 8.5x4.5" loaf pan. Wasn't great right out of the oven, but we're really enjoying it the next day!

VegJen November 08, 2009

This was pretty good! I really liked that it didn't use pudding. Thanks for a tasty recipe!

drinkmore June 09, 2009