Amish Friendship Bread

Are you looking to find more friends?  If so I have what you need… Friendship Bread!  Okay, well it may not actually get you more friends, but it won’t hurt either!  I first heard about friendship bread when my husband got it from a co-worker.  He came home with a gallon sized bag of mush and a paper full of instructions.  I will admit that I was skeptical.  But after the bread had been baked, I was sold!  It is a wonderful bread to eat and share!!
First I am going to give you the recipe to create your own starter.  Then once you get this created you will be able to pass portions of it along to your friends.  Then it is a 10 day process to create the right dough for more loaves.  Jonah loves this because he knows that every day he has a special job.  He loves to squeeze the bag, dump the ingredients, and of course eat the bread!!!


***It is very important to use plastic or wooden utensils and plastic or glass containers when making this. Do not use metal at all!***

1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F)

In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water for about 10 minutes. Stir well.  In a 2 quart glass or plastic container, combine 1 cup sifted flour and 1 cup sugar. Mix thoroughly or the flour will get lumpy when you add the milk.  Slowly stir in warm milk and dissolved yeast mixture. Loosely cover the mixture with a lid or plastic wrap. The mixture will get bubbly.  Consider this Day 1 of the cycle, or the day you receive the starter.  For the next 10 days handle starter according to the next set of instructions, multiplying when appropriate.  After day 10, if you keep a starter for yourself you will be baking 2 loaves every 10 days.  Or just ask one of your friends to return a starter to you when they are done!

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  1. says

    I haven’t made this in years, but I remember doing it as a kid. Thanks for posting it! Definitely going to do with my kiddos. Found you over at This Chick Cooks.

  2. says

    I haven’t had this bread in a long time, but I always loved it….it had a different flavor that was awesome and I never quite knew what it was. Thanks for posting…would be fun to do with the neighborhood girls this fall!

  3. says

    Oh my goodness Megan your photo is wonderful! Have you ever been to Friendship Bread Kitchen’s website?
    You can submit your photo over there with the almost 200 other recipes. They link your photo, recipe,etc right to your blog so you get full credit and traffic to your blog.

    This bread is so yummy. Stopping in from your visit at my blog, SusieQTpies Scraps of Life.

  4. says

    This bread is so ADDICTIVE!! I had some starter last year and kept making and making it. The only thing is getting enough friends to take the starter…so I ended up having to throw my last bit out and end the saga. I always wondered if there was a way to get my own starter when I wanted to get back on the band wagon again. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. says

    This is seriously one of my favorite bread’s ever! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe and reminding me that I need to make it!! :) Thanks so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff last weekend! We would LOVE to have you come back and link up more of your great projects tomorrow!
    Camille @

  6. says

    I’ve only made Amish friendship bread once, but it was delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Your yummy recipe is going to be featured on this week’s Sweet Tooth Favorites this Saturday! I hope you’ll stop by and grab a button. I’ve also Stumbled your recipe.

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