Amish Friendship Bread

This is a recipe that is meant to be shared among friends, in a chain. If you are beginning the chain, you will begin the recipe at Day 0.

At Day 10, you will give starter bags to 2 of your friends, with instructions from Day 1 thru Day 10, for them to continue the chain.

CAUTION: Do not use a metal spoon or bowl and do not refrigerate the mix!

__ Day 0: In a large bowl combine the following:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk

Stir with a wooden spoon.

Pour into a 1 gallon resealable plastic bag and seal.

Only give  away the instructions below the line. You will not need anything above the line unless you break the chain by giving away all 3 of the starter bags on Day 10.


CAUTION: Do not use a metal spoon or bowl and do not refrigerate the mix!

__ Day 1: Do nothing.
__ Day 2: Mush bag.
__ Day 3: Mush bag.
__ Day 4: Mush bag.
__ Day 5: Mush bag.
__ Day 6: Add the following:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of milk

Seal and mush bag.

__ Day 7: Mush bag and let air out.
__ Day 8: Mush bag and let air out.
__ Day 9: Mush bag and let air out.
__ Day 10: Add the following to the bag:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of milk.

Stir with a wooden spoon.

Pour (3) 1 cup starters into 1 gallon resealable plastic bags and seal.

Keep 1 bag for yourself.

Give away the other 2 to friends, with a copy of these instructions.

Pour the remaining starter mix from the original bag into a large bowl and combine with the following:

  • 1 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

In a separate bowl mix together:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 large box (or 2 small boxes) instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup nuts and/or raisins and/or chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda

Add the bowl of dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix thoroughly.

Prepare 3 loaf pans by greasing inside and coating with a mixture of the following:

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (some double this)

Fill loaf pans with equal amounts of batter.

Sprinkle extra cinnamon on top of loaves.

Bake at 325°F for about 50 to 60 minutes.

You can freeze or refrigerate the cooled loaves, if desired.

 

Go back to Day 1 with your remaining bag of starter mix and repeat.

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