Amish Friendship Bread

We’ve been sharing recipes for bread using ‘starters’ often called ‘friendship starters.’ It started with a request from Nicole for information about bread starters that she remembered her mom talking about.

We have had many readers share what they know about friendship starters along with recipes to use them. I am moving a few recipes from the comments section to this recipe section just to make them easier to find.

This recipe was submitted by Ann Fenner, along with a recipe to make the starter. Click on the following link to get Ann’s recipe for the starter:
Amish Friendship Bread Starter from Ann

This is Ann’s recipe for bread using her starter:

Amish Friendship Bread
Recipe Type: Bread
Author: Ann Fenner
Use my friendship bread starter to make this simple and delicious bread.
  • 1 cup of Amish Friendship Bread starter
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  1. Using a fork beat by hand until well blended. You can add 1 cup raisins and 1 cup nuts (optional).
  2. Grease two loaf pans with butter, sprinkle with sugar instead of flour.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes to 1 hour (individual oven temperatures vary). Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans. Makes two loaves of Amish Friendship Bread

Loaf of fresh baked friendship bread

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