Amish Friendship Starter And Bread

This delicious Amish Friendship Starter And Bread is the perfect way to start a friendship! This recipe is easy to follow and makes enough for both outgoing and incoming neighbors. With a mix of milk, sugar, flour, oil, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, instant vanilla pudding, salt, and nuts, you’re sure to have a delicious, aromatic treat! Enjoy!

Ingredients used:

  • 1 Cup ((room temperature)) - Milk
  • 1 Cup - Sugar
  • 1 Cup ((room temperature)) - REGULAR Flour
  • 1 cup - Oil
  • 0.5 cup - Milk
  • 3 - Eggs
  • 1 tsp. - Vanilla
  • 2 cups - Flour
  • 1 cup - Sugar
  • 1.5 tsp. - Baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ((1 to 2)) - Cinnamon
  • 0.5 tsp. - Baking soda
  • 1 box ((5.1 oz)) - Instant vanilla pudding
  • 0.5 tsp. - Salt
  • 1 cup - Nuts

Recipe steps:

  • Mix the starter ingredients in a non-metallic bowl - glass or plastic is fine.
  • Be sure to not use self-rising flour as the metal interferes with the chemical reaction that needs to take place. Use a plastic or wooden stirrer to mix until lumps are pea sized, but with none larger than a grape.
  • Pour the mix into a 1 gallon freezer ziplock bag and make sure to never refrigerate or let metal touch the starter.
  • Let starter sit in a quiet place, away from drafts or hot breezes.
  • Squeeze the starter on days 2 through 9.
  • On day 10, put the starter in a large glass bowl. Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk and stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Take out 3 cups of the starter and place 1 cup each into three separate plastic freezer bags and give one bag and a copy of the starter care and feeding instructions to three friends.
  • To the remaining starter, add 1 cup oil, ½ cup milk, 3 eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl combine the following dry ingredients and mix well: 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1 or 2 tsp. cinnamon, ½ tsp. baking soda, 1 box instant vanilla pudding, ½ tsp. salt and 1 cup nuts.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour the batter into two well greased and sugared bread pans.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

This Amish Friendship Starter And Bread recipe is perfect to make enough for both outgoing and incoming neighbors. With its delicious mix of ingredients, you’re sure to have a sweet, pleasant aroma while baking! Enjoy the aromatic treat and let the welcoming of your new friends begin!