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Amish Friendship Bread

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36 servings

Discover how to make Amish Friendship Bread here! Whether you want to buy or make the starter, follow our Amish Friendship Bread recipe for tasty results.

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  • Starter
  • Sprinkle yeast over warm water in small bowl; stir until dissolved. Let stand 5 min.
  • Combine 1 cup each flour and sugar in large glass or plastic bowl. Stir in dissolved yeast. Gradually stir in 1 cup milk until blended. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. (Note: This is day 1 of the 10-day Starter prep process.)
  • Stir Starter once a day for days 2 through 4. On day 5, stir in 1 cup each of the remaining flour, sugar and milk. Stir Starter once a day for days 6 through 9. On day 10, stir in remaining flour, sugar and milk.
  • Remove 1 cup Starter to use to make bread. Divide remaining Starter into thirds, each measuring about 1 cup. Share with 3 of your friends along with a copy of the below bread recipe. Or, refrigerate for later use.
  • Bread
  • Heat oven to 325ºF. Place Starter in large bowl. Add eggs, applesauce, milk, oil and vanilla in large bowl; mix well.
  • Combine flour, sugar, dry pudding mix, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda. Add to Starter mixture; stir until blended. Stir in nuts. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9x5-inch loaf pans.
  • Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 10 min. Loosen cake from sides of pan with knife. Invert onto wire cake; gently remove pan. Cool cake completely.

Special Equipment Needed


Use 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Vanilla Bean Flavor Pudding.


Prepare using your favorite flavor of JELL-O Instant Pudding.


If you are short on time, you can purchase a sourdough starter online, then use that to prepare our Amish Friendship Bread.


Substitute a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan for the loaf pan.


  • 36 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 36 servings
Calories 150
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 1g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 105mg
Carbohydrate 22g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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