3 Amish Bread Recipes

Amish bread is wonderful, and well worth the time it takes to make it. In this article you'll find three different versions of amish friendship bread, including the bread starter recipe.

Recipe #1 - Amish Bread Starter

2/3 c. sugar

2/3 c. milk

2/3 c. flour

Combine ingredients in large airtight container with lid. Store at room temperature, do not refrigerate. Stir every day for 17 days. The recipe makes more than the 1 cup needed. But allows for evaporation. Now the starter is ready. For the next 10 days handle starter according to the following instructions.

Day 1, receive the starter

Day 2, 3 & 4 - stir

Day 5, Add 1 cup each flour, sugar and milk.

Day 6 & 7, stir Day 8 & 9, stir

Day 10, Add 1 cup flour, sugar and milk.

Divide into 3 containers of 1 cup each for friends. After removing the 3 cups of batter, mix in the following ingredients:

Using a fork, beat by hand until well blended. Add 1 cup raisins and 1 cup nuts (optional).


2/3 c. oil

3 eggs

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 to 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 c. sugar

2 c. flour

1 1/4 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

Grease pans with butter, sprinkle with sugar instead of flour. Bake at 325 for 1 hour. Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans.


3 c. granulated sugar

1 c. vegetable oil

4 eggs, beaten

1 lb. canned pumpkin

3 1/2 c. flour

2/3 c. water

2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. salt (scant)

1/2 tsp. ground cloves

1 tsp. EACH: cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg

Mix sugar, oil and eggs together. Add pumpkin. Then add dry ingredient and finally water, stirring just until mixed. Pour batter into two (2) greased and floured 9x5 inch loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for one (1) hour. Especially good spread with cream cheese.


3 c. flour

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

3 eggs, beaten

1 1/2 c. oil

2 1/2 c. sugar

1 1/2 c. milk

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 tsp. almond flavor

1 1/2 tsp. butter flavor

1 1/2 tbsp. poppy seeds


1/4 c. orange juice

3/4 c. sugar

1/2 tsp. almond flavor

1/2 tsp. butter flavor

1/2 tsp. vanilla

Sift together first 3 ingredients. Add remaining ingredients. Mix and put in 2 greased and floured bread pans. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees or until toothpick test comes out clean. Stir all ingredients together. Prick bread loaves with a fork after baking and pour glaze over while hot.

The Author:

Kara Kelso is the mother of two, and owner of http://www.Idea-Queen.com. For more recipes, visit: http://www.idea-queen.com/recipes-for-mom.html

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1 Response

  1. Deana Lund

    My recipe for the Amish starter does not contain eggs – I worry that the eggs should not be at room temperature for 17 days – or am I looking at the recipe wrong.

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