Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Amish Friendship Bread

A few years ago, my daughter introduced me to Amish Friendship bread.  She was at orchestra practice and her friend brought her a piece.  Becky, saved me a morsel so I could try it.  From that little taste, I knew I needed to make more.  It was moist and delicious.  I felt like I was eating cake instead of bread.  I got the recipe from her mother and started making my own.

The secret ingredient in Amish Friendship bread is the starter.  Over the years, I did not keep up with my starter.  Needless to say I was so glad when I found the recipe for the starter on the web and was able to start making this great bread again.

The Website "Friendship Bread Kitchen" has grown since I started making it years ago.  You can find recipes for bread, pancakes, and cakes.   I made the Amish Friendship Bread recipe.    Instead of using raisins, I used chopped dried cherries.  Also, I only used one box of pudding mix.    This recipe makes 2 loaves.

Fresh Out Of  The Oven

Can't Wait To Eat

Slice of Goodness

Take a peek at the website and you will find all sorts of yummy recipes.
Amish Friendship Bread Recipe Box


  1. I have had this bread before, however, it was much plainer than yours. I really had no idea that there was so much you could do with the friendship base! I clicked on that website and I definitely need to go back and look into the detail of some of the recipes. Glad you posted this-it really did open my eyes. Thanks Geri and have a great day!

    1. Tina, It is amazing how many different recipes there are today. My next adventure is going to be the Amish Irish Soda Bread. Have a great day:) Geri

  2. Oh, yeah...cherries are SO much better than raisins! Your bread looks excellent, Geri!!

  3. Geri, I made Amish Friendship bread years ago and just dug out the recipe a few weeks ago. I love the moistness of this bread. Your bread looks I know I will be making it again. You have inspired me. I found a site called self reliance that had an Amish Friendship Carrot Cake. I bookmarked it so I can go back and make it. The link is
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you for the link. I am going to check it out:)