Kathryn says: My friend Monique gave me a starter batch of Amish Friendship Bread and instructions on “squish-squashing and mushing the bag” for 10 days, as well as adding a few ingredients to it on Day 6 and more ingredients to it on Day 10 – baking day. It made three starter bags to pass on and one bag for me to bake into a loaf of bread and a dozen or so muffins. I gave Jamie and two other baker friends the starter batches. (Jamie’s bread and muffins are pictured on the left.) I brought the muffins to school with me, and whenever I’d come across a friend, I’d give them out. I got nothing but ecstatic feedback.
This bread is absolutely delicious – I love the moist, tender bread complimented by the sweet, crunchy the cinnamon sugar topping. Of course, the main reason it is so good is because it is made with love. 🙂
To partake in the Amish Friendship Bread tradition, look out for a starter bag from a friend. To start it on your own, I recommend Googling the recipe – there are many and I don’t know which is the authentic one.
Jamie says: I remember making friendship bread in the 5th grade! It was so exciting when Kathryn gave me a starter bag. I switched up some ingredients by using whole wheat flour and soymilk. It was delicious- light, moist, and sweet. I made a big loaf and lots of muffins, wrapped them up, and passed them out at school to some of my friends who seemed to really enjoy it. I passed my starter batches to four friends, and the love continues on.