Sunday, June 23, 2013

Vanilla Amish Friendship Bread

Loaf on left is packaged and ready to be gifted
The other loaf is for us
This is the 3rd batch of starter batter for Amish Friendship Bread (AFB) that I have taken care of, through the 10 Day Regimen.  We were going to an American folk songs of the 60’s concert by Gemini last Friday with friends who invited us to dinner before the concert so I took one of these loaves for them to freeze.  For dinner she prepared a salad and Moussaka and for dessert we had some of the bread I made from the second batch of starter batter, Carrot Amish Friendship Bread and Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread.  That dinner and the concert afterwards made for a very enjoyable evening!

You can make your own starter batter or save a whole lot of time if you get it from a friend. However, if you wish to give your friends some of your starter batter, you will have to nurse it through the 10 Day Regimen.

To make 2 loaves of this bread, you will need 1 cup of starter batter.


Wet -
1 cup AFB starter batter
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup Canola oil
½ cup milk
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla

Dry -                      
2 cups flour
1 large (5.9 oz.) pkg. instant Vanilla pudding
1½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt

For Dusting -
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon powder

Optional -
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts

1. Pre-heat oven to 325°F.
2. Mix Dusting ingredients together.  
3. Grease or butter 2 large loaf pans and dust with half the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
4. Beat Wet ingredients together until sugar dissolves.
5. Sift Dry ingredients and work into batter until well combined.
6. Stir in the Optional ingredients, if using.
7. Pour batter into pans and sprinkle top with remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture.
8. Bake for 50–60 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
9. Cool on a wire rack until bread loosens from sides of pan before slicing.

Note: This bread freezes well if packaged in a 1 gallon Ziploc bag.

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