Amish Friendship Bread Starter Recipe:



(1)  (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

c. warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

3 c. all-purpose flour, divided

3 c. white sugar, divided

3 c. milk



1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Let stand 10 minutes. In a 2-quart container (glass, plastic or ceramic), combined 1 cup flour and 1 cup sugar. Mix thoroughly or flour will lump when milk is added. Slowly stir in 1 cup milk and dissolved yeast mixture. Cover loosely and let stand until bubbly. Consider this day 1 of the 10-day cycle. Leave loosely covered at room temperature.


Day 1: Put Amish Friendship bread starter in deep bowl and cover with paper towel.

Days 2 4: Stir only.

Day 5: Add 1 c. milk, flour and sugar. Stir.

Days 6 9: Stir only.

Day 10: Add 1 c. milk, flour and sugar. Stir. Remove 3 c. starter and put 1 c. each into 3 containers and give to friends with a copy of the recipe. You can keep 1 starter for yourself.


To Remaining Batter Add: (do not use mixer)


1 c. oil, 2 t. vanilla, 2 t. baking powder, t. salt, t. soda, t. cinnamon, 1 c. nuts, 1 small can drained pineapple. Stir till smooth. Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-60 minutes.