Lokking for a recipe--Amish Friendship Bread

@foxyfire33 (10009)
United States
March 29, 2007 7:24pm CST
I'm sure this probably has other names as well so I'll describe it for you. It is a spice cake like bread made from a "starter mix". You add ingredients to the mix over the course of 10 days (unrefrigerated). At the end you divide the batter, baking most and saving a portion to begin the cycle over again. I had been doing this and really enjoyed the bread but got behind on baking and had to scrap my mix. I would love to start it back up again but can't find the recipe and never knew how to make the initial start up mix. If any of you have any ideas of what this could be or a recipe to start it or something similar, I would really appreciate it!
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I know exactly what you are talking about. I remember when I first heard of it, I couldn't imagine it tasting good. But I was amazed at how good it tasted. I don't have my own recipe but I did a search for you and i found a website that will help you if no one else gives you a recipe. try here...... http://www.armchair.com/recipe/bake002.html
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
30 Mar 07
Thank you so much! This is the right kind...shows how much mylot has become a part of my life, I asked here first and didn't even think of searching myself!
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
30 Mar 07
oops sorry, I didn't realize that site wanted you to buy the starter. I just found it interesting with the history. But I see someone posted a recipe for you. I may have to make it again. Thanks for bringing this topic up.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
30 Mar 07
It's ok, don't worry about it! I only looked briefly anyway to see if it sounded like the right thing before I replied. There may have been a recipe for the regular starter mix too. What they were offering for sale was a starter mix that could be stored longer in the refrigerator. They also had various other kits and crocks to use for sale. When I get a chance I'm going to check it out some more.
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I was so excited when I saw your post because I had this bread once a long time ago, and I've been wanting the recipe! I also had the batter that someone had given me, but I was wondering how to make it entirely from scratch. Thanks for your post! :)
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I'm still hoping some one here knows how to start it but if not the starter mix can be purchased from the site listed above. It's not the same as "entirely" from scratch but at least it's something!
• United States
30 Mar 07
So funny you should post this! I am a kindergarten teacher and we just made a batch of this last week. It was absolutely delicious. A few of us teachers were talking and I mentioned that I wonder how to begin this bread. I had the recipe for the sequence of steps after you get the starter, but I decided it made no sense to keep it as I didn't have a starter anymore....lol.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
30 Mar 07
That was the same with me, I had the recipe but didn't see the point in keeping it because I didn't have the starter anymore. I'm going to order some from the site listed above if no one here knows how to start it.
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
30 Mar 07
Go to www.armchair.com. It gives the history and recipe for Amish Friendship bread. I was given a starter mix in a jar many years ago and enjoyed making the bread. The idea is you divide it when the starter has grown and give some to your fiends. That is where the name comes from. There are variations. Go to the above site and see if this was your recipe. Happy baking!
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
30 Mar 07
That is how I came to know about it originally. Someone shared it with my former mother-in-law, she shared it with me, I shared with others. Unfortunately, none of them were interested in keeping it going and don't have it anymore. I think it is an amazingly sweet thing to do and have some new friends I'd like to share it with...I also miss it, it tasted so good!