Amish Friendship Bread

Embark on a heartwarming journey of tradition, community, and culinary camaraderie with Amish Friendship Bread. This age-old practice is more than just a recipe – it’s a gesture of sharing, a connection that transcends time and distance through the gift of a starter batter. Imagine a moist and fragrant loaf, born from a starter that has been lovingly nurtured and shared through generations. As you mix the ingredients and watch it transform, you become part of a cycle of giving and receiving, a bond that echoes the values of togetherness and generosity. With each batch, you can add your own creative touch, infusing the bread with flavors that reflect your personality and preferences. Whether enjoyed as a morning treat, an afternoon snack, or a heartfelt gift to a friend, Amish Friendship Bread embodies the joy of baking and the warmth of connection. Join us in celebrating this cherished culinary tradition that reminds us of the beauty in sharing not just food, but also the moments that truly matter.

Amish Friendship Bread


  • 1/4 cup warm water

  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup milk


  • Day 1: In a small bowl, combine the warm water and yeast and set aside until bubbly, 5-10 minutes. In a large non-metal bowl mix together flour and sugar, before stirring in the milk and yeast mixture.
  • Cover loosely and allow to stand at room temperature until bubbly. Pour into a one gallon ziplock bag and seal. Allow to sit at room temperature.
  • Day 2: Mash the bag.
  • Day 3: Mash the bag.
  • Day 4: Mash the bag.
  • Day 5: Mash the bag.
  • Day 6: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Mash the bag until well mixed.
  • Day 7: Mash the bag.
  • Day 8: Mash the bag.
  • Day 9: Mash the bag.
  • Day 10: Pour starter into a non-metal bowl and add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Mix well with a non-metal spoon. Divide out 1 cup portions of the starter into separate 1 gallon ziplock bags. Keep one bag for yourself, and give the rest away to friends along with this recipe!

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