Good Morning, Sweeties…Sorry for the delay in this post coming to you. It is time to bake Amish Friendship Bread. The starter that we have been mashing around in our bag is ready to go and bake into yummy deliciousness.

Most of the recipes for Amish Friendship Bread are pretty similar. The one I use I have been using for about 40 years now.

It is: Amish Friendship Bread

1 cup of your starter

3 eggs

1 cup oil

1/2 cup milk

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 cups flour

1 small box instant pudding

1 cup nuts, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 F. In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients. Grease and flour two large loaf pans. Pour the batter evenly into the pans. Sprinkle with top of batter with sugar and cinnamon. Bake for one hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Just because I am sharing this recipe at Christmas time doesn’t mean I only bake it this time of year. I bake it all year round. It freezes great and I love keeping a couple of loaves in the freezer. It is great as a hostess gift, to serve to unexpected company or to take to a new mother or a grieving family.


I hope you will enjoy it. UPDATE on our sourdough starter. It seems to be coming along. We had a breezy day last week here in Northern Nevada so I covered it with a towel and set it outside on my screened porch. It helped. I think I caught some wild yeast and things seem to be improving. It is beginning to bubble a little. So we will continue to watch and see if it grows into a usable starter.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I will be happy to help.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Grandson Ethan.

Corra do anois (Bye for now)