Tara's StoryI have always loved Amish Friendship Bread, but I just moved to a new town where I don't know many people at all. This was perfect for me so I didn't have to figure out what to do with the other Starters! I also did not like waiting the 10 or 30 days (depending on the recipe) for the other batches I have made. I am very impatient when it comes to my cooking, I suppose you could say.
My 2 year old son is a natural in the kitchen and loves to help mommy add ingredients and mix, so this is how we have our mommy/son bonding time.
We use a bundt pan or muffin pan, as this has been described as more of a "cake", it has been compared to a coffee cake. This recipe yields 2 loaves of bread and is sweet. I hope you enjoy!
*Photo was not taken by me, but used with permission.
1 1/2 tsp
(5.1 ounce) instant vanilla pudding
finely chopped nuts (optional)
1PreHeat oven to 325.
2Combine all "Starter" ingredients in mixing bowl, Mix.
3Add in Oil, Milk, Vanilla, and Eggs.
4In a separate bowl, mix together Flour, Sugar, Salt, Cinnamon, Baking Powder and Baking Soda, Pudding Mix, and (optional) Nuts. Add to the liquid mixture and stir well.
5Pour into Bundt pan, muffin pan (makes approx 48) or 2 greased 9x5 in. loaf pans.
6Bake at 325 for 1 hour (30 Mins for muffins) , or until cooked thoroughly.