Amish Friendship Bread 1965

Recipe by andypandy
READY IN: 45mins




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