Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tasty Tuesday....Friendship Bread

Hello Ladies!

Hope your week is off to a great start!  

Today I am sharing with you a fun recipe!  Friendship bread....have you heard of it?  Have you done it before?  Years ago, like 15, my grandmother gave me a ziplock bag with some ingredients in it, and I had to mush the bag every day, and then after about a week, and a few more ingredients, it made a yummy bread.  I haven't made it since then.  Well, a few weeks ago, my girlfriend Heather was making it, and she told me what I needed to make the "starter bag", and well, ever since then, every 10 days I have been making some bread!  My kids, LOVE it!  It isn't too difficult, and I love that you can give it out to 3 friends, and keep it going!


1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar

Put it in a gallon sized ziplock bag and mush it all together.

Do NOT use a metal spoon or bowl for mixing.  Do not refrigerate.  If air gets into the bag, let it out.  It is normal for the batter to rise, bubble and ferment.

DAY ONE:  this is the day you receive the bread start.  You do nothing.

DAY TWO:  Mush the bag

DAY THREE:  Mush the bag

DAY FOUR:  Mush the bag

DAY FIVE:  Mush the bag

DAY SIX:  Mix 1 cup flour, I cup milk, and 1 cup sugar in bowl.  Add to the bag.

DAY SEVEN:  Mush the bag

DAY EIGHT:  Mush the bag.

DAY NINE:  Mush the bag.

This bag just sits on the counter, and I just mush it all around each day.

DAY TEN:  Combine in large bowl the batter, 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour and 1 cup sugar.  Stir and put 1 cup starter in four gallon sized bags.  Keep one for yourself and give this recipe and a starter bag to three friends.

To the remaining batter in the bowl; combine the following ingredients:

1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp baking soda
5.1 oz of instant pudding, any flavor (NOT sugar free)
2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt

Mix 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar.  Spray two smaller bread pans with cooking spray.  Sprinkle the pans with the sugar and cinnamon mixture.  Pour batter into pans.  Bake at 325 for 45-60 minutes.  Let stand for 10 minutes before removing from pan.

I went to take a picture of the two loaves, and one was already gone, and the other was about half gone...my kids cannot get enough!!!




  1. I loved friendship bread when I was little!!

  2. I love homemade bread- nothing beats that smell in the kitchen!

  3. I enjoyed doing and baking this a few years ago when my boss gifted me with a "starter." We call it Amish Friendship Bread here and I love how it makes the house smell!

  4. I haven't had Amish Friendship Bread in several years! It's a lot to keep up with, but the girls had fun making it, and I think we made the best cinnamon rolls with it one year!

  5. My fav days are the mush the bag days....haha!

  6. I remember doing this years ago, I might have to start it again!