By Loves2Teach on January 22, 2005
Photo by mums the word
Photo by mums the word
"I love this bread and I had a craving for it, but didn't want to wait the month it took for the starter to be ready, so, I modified it a bit. It might not be quite as tasty as the original, but it's great if you want it in a hurry! I like to use butterscotch pudding for a different, but really nice flavor! Hope you enjoy!"
Serving Size: 1 (1670 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I made a few modifications to make it almost fat free and it still turned out awesome! I substituted 1 cup of applesauce for the 1 cup of oil. I also substituted 3/4 cup of egg beaters for the 3 eggs and I also used skim milk and it still turned out very moist and delicious. I used butter flavored Pam on the pan and sprinkled sugar/cinnamon combination in the pan and then on top of the batter before going in the oven. No more starter for me! Thanks!"
"Good bread! The texture of this bread wasn't the same as real Amish friendship bread, but it also didn't take 10 days to make! Thanks for a yummy recipe!"
"This bread was really good and supper easy! I halved the recipe and used butterscotch pudding. Thanks for an easy friendship bread."
"This is one of my favorite recipes. I love it even more now that I am 35 weeks pregnant. No waiting for friendship bread? What could be better. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe. And I think that it is better than the original that requires a starter...."
"I've made this for the 5th time and thought I had reviewed it. It's my son-in-law's most requested dessert. He lives across state and my daughter is paying them a visit this week, so I'm sending him another loaf, which he hoards from visitors and keeps it only for himself and family. I add 1 c. nuts and sprinkle the bundt pan with sugar and cinnimon. Thanks for posting. PS: I was given some original Amish friendship bread made with the starter. IMHO, this one is better, and much easier."
"Delicious. Tastes more like a cake. Next time I'll use a bundt pan."
"I tasted little difference between this bread and the same bread that took a friend a month. I used chocolate pudding and that gave it even more richness."
"As my ID suggests I am a bachelor and I was looking for a recipe for a gift for my new neighbor. What a great semi-easy recipe to impress with. I am not a baker, but it turned out well. I used 3 small loaf pans (didn't have 9x5 loaf pans), so cooking time was hard to judge. Turned out great and made a good impression. Thanks"
"Great "coffee cake" type treat. So glad I didn't wait a month to grow starter, though. I will make this again - maybe in a jelly roll pan as the crust with the brown sugar cinnamon mixture was crunchy and crispy and wonderful. We all wanted more of that and less of the still very good soft cakey inside."
"This is a GREAT recipe! The one I have is a little different and I think it gives it a little kick. For the recipe I have it calls for 8 oz. of sour cream. I have never had it any other way, but this to me is amazing and quite a hit among my friends and family."
"I too have made the original bread so, I just had to try this. No more starter for me! We made this with pumpkin spice jell-o and it was sooooo delicious! Perfect start for the beginning of fall with a mug of warm cider. I used a bundt pan and just kept an eye on the cooking time because it did take longer than a loaf pan or muffins. This vanished in no time. I can't wait to add it to my holiday line up!"
"This is wonderful, easy and great when your starter hasn't been started. ;) Everyone loves this bread! I've been subbing soy milk with no problems. Be careful, the milk is omitted from step #2, which has almost tripped me up a couple of times!"
"This bread is every bit as nice as the Amish Friendship bread, without the wait. I used part applesauce and part canola oil and it turned out wonderfully. I topped the loaves with 1/4 Cup brown sugar mixed with 3 tsp cinnamon sprinkled on top of the loaves as that is what my original Amish recipe called for. The family didn't notice it was any different. Loved it, and will certainly make it again many more times. Thx for sharing your recipe!"
"It's been years since I've had Amish Friendship bread, but I used to love it. This isn't quite the same, so I was a bit disappointed. However, I really liked how it didn't use a starter. Leaving the bag of milk on the counter for days really grosses me out! The kids all really liked this and thought the name was fun. It was also nice to have a muffin without anything in it, making it better for my little one. I only had a small box of pudding, but I bought a big box already to try it one more time with the full pudding amount."
"I too have made the "real" Amish bread. While it is very good, I am not crazy about waiting 30 days on anything, neither are my friends so we had a problem! :) This recipe was wonderful! I made it as is, in a bundt pan and was very pleased, tures out very much like a "coffee cake" So this time when I made it, I had to add my own little spin...first adding 1c melted butter to the entire thing for moisture. Also substituting condensed mixwsnnik ti the ab=batter then as far as the vanilla pudding goes, I did half vanilla and half raspberry gelatin, simply because that is what I had. Gave it a great flavor and the condensed milk gave it even more of a spongy texture. All that said, the recipe was wonderful and could easily stand alone . Great served warm with salted butter. Thank you for sharing :)"
"This recip has FAR TOO MUCH sodium, bccause of health issues, I will not be able to use this recipe."
"I first tried the original a few months ago and have been begging my MIL for it ever since. I got tired of waiting and went hunting for the recipe myself. I have to say, this is AMAZING! Much less work for sure and tastes every bit as good. I used 1 cup applesauce in place of the oil and left out the nuts, it was delicious!!! THANK YOU FOR SUCH AN AMAZING ADAPTATION!"
"The order of the ingredients was a little confusing, but otherwise an excellent recipe! Thanks for posting- definitely better than waiting a month for the starter to be ready!"
"Awesome! I was craving this bread but also did not want to wait... this was perfect. Thanks for a keeper!"
"This turned out great! I made it into muffins, and they were so fabulous! I used lemon pudding for a different flavor--so yummy. I will make these all the time now and scrap the old recipe. Thanks so much!"