Amish Friendship Bread and Starter

Recipe by gowiththefro
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Place ONE cup each sugar, milk, and flour in large glass or plastic bowl.
  • Cover lightly with plastic wrap and set on your counter at room temperature. Stir with a wooden spoon everyday for 17 days.
  • On day 18 do nothing.
  • On days 19, 20, and 21, stir.
  • On day 22, add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, and 1 cup flour, and stir again.
  • On days 23, 24, 25, and 26 stir.
  • On day 27, add 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup sugar and stir.
  • It's now ready to use to make the bread.
  • Give away two cups of the starter to two friends, use one to make the bread, and keep one to keep the starter going. When you give away a cup of the starter, give these directions for keeping it going: Do not refrigerate; Do not use metal spoon or metal bowl; Do not cover tightly, cover loosely with plastic wrap.
  • AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD: Mix oil, eggs, and vanilla with the starter mix.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, vanilla pudding mix, and nuts.
  • Add to liquid mixture and stir thoroughly.
  • Pour into two large well-greased 9x5 inch loaf pans, or one Bundt pan, that have been sprinkled with a mixture of cinnamon, sugar, and flour.
  • Sprinkle more cinnamon and sugar on the tops of the unbaked loaves (or cake). Bake at 325F for one hour or until done.