This was originally posted at another blog of mine ( that I have deleted.   I have combined all my blogs into this one for the sake of simplicity in my already busy life.   Jen – 6/13/09.

Last week a good friend of mine gave me a starter for Amish Friendship Bread. It’s going to be hard to keep finding people to give these to, but it’s so tasty, I’m going to keep a starter for myself.

It’s the only yeast bread that I’ve not killed b/c the starter stays at room temp for 10 days and someone ELSE started it! It makes two loaves and the only weird ingredient, and by weird I mean that it probably isn’t in your pantry, is a LARGE box of instant vanilla pudding.

It makes the house smell heavenly and makes two loaves; you can share this with 4-5 people if you don’t keep a starter and give away one of the loaves, too. It’s quick– only about 30 minutes from start to clean-up which i know b/c that’s all my daughter can entertain herself for right now 🙂

If you’re interested in getting a starter, go on the message boards & let me know…I’ll have some every 10 days until i screw it up 🙂

If you’d like to start your own, i found instructions here:

There is also a great discussion on the bread & variations here:

And this great recipe tells how to make 3 different starter breads:,194,159182-226206,00.html


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