Amish Friendship Bread


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 238.5
  • Total Fat: 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 29.6 mg
  • Sodium: 212.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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Number of Servings: 24


    *Flour, white, 2.5 cup (remove)
    Granulated Sugar, 2 cup (remove)
    *Whole Milk / Vitamin D, 1 cup (remove)
    Egg, fresh, 3 large (remove)
    *Crisco Pure Vegetable Oil, 16 tbsp (remove)
    Kroger Instant Vanilla Pudding, 6 serving (remove)
    Vanilla Extract, .5 tsp (remove)
    Cinnamon, ground, 2 tsp (remove)
    Baking Powder, 1.5 tsp (remove)
    Baking Soda, 0.5 tsp (remove)
    Salt, .5 tsp (remove)


Do not use any type of metal with this batter.
Do not refrigerate.
If air forms in your bag, let it out.

Starter kit consists of :
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
3 cups white sugar, divided
3 cups milk
This is divided into 4 bags of 1 cup each and the remainder makes bread. The calories and ingredients here are for a second + generation bread.

Day 1 (Do nothing with your starter bag)
Day 2-5: Mush the Bag
Day 6: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, mush the bag
Day 7-9: mush the bag
Day 10: Pour contents of bag into bowl and add 1.5 cups flour, 1.5 of sugar, and 1.5 cups of milk.
Measure 4 seperate cups of batter 1 cup each into 4 1-gallon ziplock bags. Keep one starter for yourself and give the other 3 bags away.
To the remaining batter add:
3 eggs
1 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1 large box of vanilla pudding

Grease 2 large loaf pans and mix additional 1/2 cup sigar and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Dust the greased pans with half the mixture.

Pour batter evenly into the pans and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture on top.

Bake for 1 hour at 325 degrees.

Cool for 10 minutes and serve!

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user POETRY13TAO.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    i have made muffins with this recipe. it helps me to portion better. Just take the end batter and put into 24 muffins cups, with liner to save more calories. Bake for 30-35, if using liners i just sprinkle sugar/cinnamon on top. - 3/2/09

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    What you can do - is at day 9 put the starter bag and all in the freezer. When you are ready for "day 10" , remove and let it get to room temperature and then resume with the "day 10" instructions. It has worked very well for me! - 7/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this bread is a lot of work. but you can reduce the calorie count during the baking of the breadd. you can use 1/2 c. applesause,1/2c. oil, and splinda for the 1c. sugar. I also used nofat milk. i have make this for years. - 6/5/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe! I have actually been working with it for few months now... Been improvinsing. When baking my loaves I added a can of coconut milk instead of milk, a 1/3 cup of grated coconut and then sprinkled some on top poured it into a 9X13 pan and baked it per usual a real big hit at work - 10/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the Recipe. Today is Day 10 and I needed this for my tracker. - 3/25/09

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  • soo good but not very healthy! - 4/16/11

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  • I have made many and love it. I have used sugar free pudding and splenda and cut down the oil and added applesauce. I have made it with lemon pudding and poppy seeds. All have been a hit. - 4/1/11

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  • I got this in time for st paddy's day and tried it with green food colouring. I would advise against doing this as I used many drops and it wasn't quite green enough to look good. - 3/23/11

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  • This is so good but the calories are killer I wish there was a good way to cut some of them out. I am still eating it
    Thanks for posting it. - 3/13/11

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  • I made this into mini muffins..only takes 10 minutes @ 350. grandkids just love it - 2/12/11

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  • I just received this recipe from a friend last week. I made mine today. It was amazing. However the recipe I received said to use 1/2 tsp of baking powder where this recipe said to use 1 1/2 tsp. this recipe is exactly the same other than that. Any insight? Also can starters be freezed? - 12/28/10

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  • LOVE LOVE LOVE this bread!! I use different puddings in it! My favorite so far is the banana cream it tastes just like banana bread!! Thanks for posting the recipe my day 10 is tomorrow and i was getting on to look up the nutritional facts glad its on spark!! - 1/12/10

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  • i enjoy making everything from scratch when the mood strikes me. this was something new for me to try. it was very pleasing. - 12/1/09

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  • I replace the oil with applesauce and only use egg whites which helps cut down the calories. - 9/11/09

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  • This is great! Hard to eat one serving. - 8/9/09

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  • I used skim milk and chocolate pudding intead of vanilla... Delicious! A wonderful "comfort" food! - 7/18/09

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  • Love it! I added pecans for extra crunch. Also used the muffin tin idea. Freezing the starters is a good idea when you run out of friends to give them to! lol... give them a break and bring it out again later! - 7/7/09

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  • Super yummy!! - 4/13/09

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  • A workmate gave me this started and recipe as well as a sample of the bread. I love it. Thanks for posting this, it saves me much work in doing it myself!! - 12/5/08

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  • Thanks for posting this recipe! I just finished my day 10 and you had posted the exact recipe I had used. Saved me a lot of work. This bread is excellent...though a bit high in calories and fat. - 10/8/08

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  • It is funny I just got this from my friend 10 days ago. This is very very good, but for me it is hard to stop myself from eating more than I should! It is delicious! - 9/24/07

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  • this is wonderfull i recall when my mom got the mix from a friend i love this naver thought i would see it agian but omg it naver ends lol - 8/4/07

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  • I received this friendship bread many years ago at work. This is a recipe that keeps on giving. You should pass on the three extra bags of bead to a friend or someone you want to be a friend. Then they have a recipe that never ends. This recipe is go good your kids and family can't wait. - 7/29/07

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  • Love Love Love this bread. I've had it before and have been dying to make it since then. So glad I came across this recipe. Very easy to make too! Seems like it is complicated because of the whole starter process, but it really isn't. You just have to wait a little while, but it is worth it. - 7/24/07

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  • This is a simple and excellent recipe to have your children help with. - 6/8/07

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