This is the recipe for what to do with the starter of your Amish friendship bread. The starter makes a lot of extra starter once it is split, and if you don’t want to gift it or keep it you can bake all of it. On the tenth day the day you bake you can simply bake all of it.


Day 1: Do nothing

Day 2: Mash the bag

Day 3: Mash the bag

Day 4: Mash the bag

Day 5: Mash the bag

Day 6: ADD to the bag 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk. Mash the bag.

Day 7: Mash the bag

Day 8: Mash the bag

Day 9 : Mash the bag

Day 10: Follow the baking directions below…

1. Pour the entire bag into a non-metal bowl.

2. Add 1 1/2 cup flour, 1 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cup milk.

3. Measure out four separate batters of 1 cup each into four large ziploc bags.

4. Keep one bag for yourself and give the other bags to friends along with the recipe. (alternatively bake all the starter for yourself)

REMEMBER: If you keep a starter for yourself, you will be baking again in ten days. The Bread is very good and makes a great gift. Should you pass this starter on to a friend on a different day-to-day one make sure to tell them which day it’s on so they know where to carry on from.

Baking Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius or 325 degrees fahrenheit

2. Put the remaining batter in a bowl and add the following…

3 eggs

1 cup oil

1/2 cup milk

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 cups flour

1-2 boxes of instant pudding mix

3. Grease two large loaf pans

In a bowl, mix an additional 1/2 cup sugar and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon.

Dust the greased pans with the sugar and cinnamon mixture.

4. Pour the batter evenly into the pans and sprinkle remaining sugar mix over the top

5. Bake for one hour or until the bread loosens evenly from the pan and toothpick can be inserted and comes out clean.

6. ENJOY !

This is the official recipe from the book Friendship Bread by Darien Gee and its wonderful ! I highly recommend trying it, its great fun !