Friendship Bread Recipe

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  • 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees f.)
  • 1/4 oz envelope active dry yeast (apprx. 2-1/4 tsp)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • four 1 gallon-sized resealable plastic bags
  • in a glass measuring cup, add 1/4 cup warm water. add yeast.
  • allow yeast to dissolve.
  • this takes about 10 minutes.
  • set aside.
  • in a large non-metal bowl, combine sugar and flour with wire whisk. slowly add milk and then yeast.
  • stir until combined.
  • place 3/4 cup of the starter in each of the plastic bags. (the excess will go into the bag you're keeping.) give the other 3 bags to friends with a copy of these instructions.
  • this is day 1 of the amish friendship bread instructions.
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Making Friendship Bread - Days One Through Five
  2. Day One is the day that the bag is received.
  3. On Days Two through Day Five, the bag is carefully shaken.
  4. Be sure to securely hold the resealable end of the bag while shaking and/or kneading.
  5. If air builds-up in the bag, open it to release it.
  6. Reseal the bag.
  7. Day Six is the day that the starter is fed or added-to.
  8. Add 1 cup each of flour, sugar and milk.
  9. Again, carefully shake the bag to mix in the newly added ingredients.
  10. Shake and/or knead the bag to fully mix in the recently added ingredients.
  11. Making Friendship Bread - Days Seven Through Nine
  12. The bag is shaken and/or kneaded on Days Seven, Eight and Nine. Release any additional air as necessary.
  13. Dump the ingredients into a plastic or other non-metal bowl. Add 1 cup each flour, sugar and milk. Stir until combined.
  14. Measure out one cup of starter into one of three large resealable bags. Give these to your friends along with the directions. The remaining starter is used to make the bread. Follow the below recipe to make basic Friendship Bread. From this point forward, the Friendship Bread is made similar to a traditional quick bread.
  15. Baking instructions
  16. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  17. Grease two 8x4-inch loaf pans. Combine the first set of ingredients (from flour to under pudding mix) under Basic Bread Recipe in a large bowl with a wire whisk.
  18. In a medium bowl, combine the second set of ingredients, from vegetable oil to vanilla. Mix well.
  19. To the dry ingredients, add the leftover starter and wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  20. Stir in the nuts.
  21. Carefully, pour batter into prepared pans.
  22. Bake for 1 hour.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 390.38 Kcal (1634 kJ)
Calories from fat 224.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.97g 38%
Cholesterol 24.92mg 8%
Sodium 628.51mg 26%
Potassium 175.05mg 4%
Total Carbs 38.88g 13%
Sugars 14.5g 58%
Dietary Fiber 3.79g 15%
Protein 5.58g 11%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 2mg 11%
Calcium 120.6mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 386.37 Kcal (1618 kJ)
Calories from fat 222.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.72g 38%
Cholesterol 24.66mg 8%
Sodium 622.04mg 26%
Potassium 173.25mg 4%
Total Carbs 38.48g 13%
Sugars 14.35g 58%
Dietary Fiber 3.75g 15%
Protein 5.53g 11%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Calcium 119.4mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.1
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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