Amish Friendship Bread/Cake, with variations

Amish Friendship Bread/Cake, with variations

By:
John D
Edited on Nov 27, 2004

Amish Friendship Bread/Cake Important Notes: Don't use metal spoons or equipment. Do not refrigerate. Use only glazed ceramic or plastic bowls or containers. If the bag fills with air, let the air out. It is normal for the batter to rise, bubble, and ferment.

Ingredients

Required Main Ingredient
1 cup live yeast starter
(OR: Begin with: 1 cup flour, 1 cup warm water, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 package yeast.)

Day 6: 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk.

Day 10: 1-1/2 cup flour, 1-1/2 cup sugar and
1-1/2 cup milk

1 cup oil, 1/2 cup milk, 3 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. baking soda

traditional recipe: 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 - (5.1 oz) box instant vanilla pudding

Optional: 1 cup nuts, raisins, and/or dried cranberries

Variations: You can use many different flavors of pudding, including pistachio. You may also use different flavors of "chocolate" chips and nuts.

Directions

Day 1: Do nothing with the starter.
Days 2-5: Stir with a wooden spoon. (Or mush the bag.)
Day 6: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Stir with a wooden spoon, or mush the bag.
Days 7-9: Stir with a wooden spoon. (Or mush the bag.)
Day 10: In a glass or plastic bowl, add 1-1/2 cup flour, 1-1/2 cup sugar and 1-1/2 cup milk to the batter. Stir with a wood or plastic spoon. Take out 4 cups and place 1 cup each into 4 separate plastic containers (gallon zip
lock plastic bags), and mark the date on them. Keep one, and give one cup and a copy of this recipe to three friends.

To the balance (a little over one cup) of the batter, add the following ingredients and mix well.
1 cup oil, 1/2 cup milk, 3 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla

In a separate bowl combine the following dry ingredients and mix well:
2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. baking soda

For traditional recipe, also include:
2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 - (5.1 oz) box instant vanilla pudding

Optional: 1 cup nuts, raisins, and/or dried cranberries

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix and pour into two well greased and sugared (1/2 cup sugar and 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon) bread pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour. Cool until bread loosens from pans evenly. ENJOY!!!

Variations:
Banana Amish Friendship Bread: Omit cinnamon and vanilla pudding in the basic recipe and add two bananas (mashed)

Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread: Omit cinnamon and vanilla pudding from the basic recipe and add 1 - (5.1 oz) box of instant chocolate pudding, 3 tsp. cocoa and 3/4 cup chocolate chips. Bake for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours.

Apple Cinnamon Friendship Bread: add one cup of raisins and one small diced apple to the traditional recipe.

Pudding, Chocolate Chip and Nut Variations: You can use many different flavors of pudding, including pistachio. You may also use different flavors of "chocolate" chips and nuts.

Butterscotch Amish Friendship Bread: Omit the cinnamon and vanilla pudding. Add 1 box of butterscotch pudding and 1 cup of butterscotch chips. Bake as a cake in a 13" x 9" pan.


Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.


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