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Amish Friendship Bread

post #1 of 12
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Ok, so it's not nearly as enticing as all the cookie and brownie threads, but this is what we are currently cooking! Anyone ever heard of it? It's a classic sourdough starter bread, sweet and soft!

My most liked and least reliable source for everything! Wiki info on this bread:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amish_Friendship_Bread

So, my mom got the starter from a friend at work, and we made it 10 days ago, and it was really yummy! So today, we are making our second batch, and this time we changed it up. It's pretty junky bread- lots of oil, eggs, and sugar- so this time we livened it up a bit! Took out some eggs and egg yolks, replaced some oil with apple sauce, added bananas and walnuts...

40 minutes left until it's done! What a way to welcome my dad home- fresh baked warm home made sweet bread!! I can't wait!

If anyone wants some of the starter from us, we have 3 batches to give away any time!!
post #2 of 12
I've never made that particular one but I have been given starters and have made bread from it. I didn't particularly care for it though. It tasted good, but hated having a batch of sour stuff in a bucket sitting on my counter that I had to tend to every day

I do make sour dough bread sometimes.
post #3 of 12
Make more and bring it to the meet up lol.
post #4 of 12
I have a friend that makes it. It is heavenly! She makes small loaves and gives them to her friends. I guess you can add things, she made blueberry and banana nut.YUUUUUM!!!!
post #5 of 12
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YUMMY!! I think this is the sweetest, softest bread I've ever had! Even fully cooked it was really moist. The only thing is, we were out of cinnamon this time, so we used nutmeg, and I don't like that as much. Still yummy, though!


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I've never made that particular one but I have been given starters and have made bread from it. I didn't particularly care for it though. It tasted good, but hated having a batch of sour stuff in a bucket sitting on my counter that I had to tend to every day

I do make sour dough bread sometimes.
Yeah, that's why, even though my mom wants to give me a starter batch, I keep saying no! I don't want to deal with it, though I'm happy to come over to help her bake it, as long as I get to eat it, too.

And rather than a bucket, she has hers in a ziplock bag. It's easy to tend to- just mush it once a day and feed it every few!


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Make more and bring it to the meet up lol.
OH, would you guys really like some? I'd love to bring you some loaves!! In fact, if any one going to the meet up wants, I'll take special orders for additives! And, I can bring starter if anyone wants.

See, now you've done it!


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I have a friend that makes it. It is heavenly! She makes small loaves and gives them to her friends. I guess you can add things, she made blueberry and banana nut.YUUUUUM!!!!
That sounds delicious, too! Blueberry and banana nut... Mmm... Maybe we'll try that next!
post #6 of 12
they have them in the teachers room at work - didn't really look appetizing.
post #7 of 12
We have a batch in the fridge now. DH got the recipe from a couple that we stayed with in Texas and has been making it for us and others to share over the past year.

You are right - its good but loaded with "bad" stuff. Between us both, if there are more then 3 that wants starter kits and directions, ours will be ready to share soon too
post #8 of 12
I love this bread. I can't even imagine the calories that it packs though, lol! I usually make it all up, instead of doing the extra three starters. (I get the starter at work, and after a while most people get tired of it!) It freezes really well. I usually slice it all up, and freeze a couple of slices in a ziplock bag. That way, I can enjoy a couple of pieces at a time, without gorging myself on the whole loaf!
post #9 of 12
If you can't find enough people to "share" the starter I've tossed a starter bag in the freezer for use later!!
post #10 of 12
Oh, yum! I don't usually bake (although I love to cook), but a friend --- (Oh, yeah! It was Mousersdad!) gave me some starter a few months back and I couldn't say no. Anyways, it came out really, really good. I had a blast slapping the bag every day.

Someone that I gave starter to counted the days wrong and and waited 13 days. It still came out great.
post #11 of 12
I received a bag a few weeks ago. It was fabulous! I made four starter bags, saved one for the freezer and gave the rest away.

I'm pulling my freezer bag out this weekend.
post #12 of 12
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Make more and bring it to the meet up lol.
My thoughts exactly!
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