Scrappin' Friends

Friday, October 22, 2010

CAC - Family Friday DT project

Happy Friday! Today I bring you a project completed by the kiddos for their Friendship Party which was supposed to occur on the 31st but will be on the first weekend in November.  As an alternative to halloween, because we don't want the kids to feel left out, we participate in Hallelujah Night.  Well...since we have moved, we're too far from the church that we used to attend.  We decided to have one at our home.  So, we made tags for the drink cups, (so everyone knows whose cup is whose) and tags for our packages of Amish Friendship Bread.  They decided to place S.F. on the tags for Super Friends.  A recipe for the Friendship Bread is below.  That stuff is delicious.  It's something kids can do and it uses ingredients are
 readily available in most homes.  Here are the kids creations.  Hope you enjoy!

Happy scrappin'!

Amish Friendship Bread Recipe

We place our mixture in a plastic gallon size bag.  And shake to mix on each day.  It's important that you use a wooden spoon. No METAL.
Day 1 - receive the starter (the recipe for the starter is below)
Day 2 - stir
Day 3 - stir
Day 4 - stir
Day 5 - Add 1 cup each flour, sugar and milk.
Day 6 - stir
Day 7 - stir
Day 8 - stir
Day 9 - stir
Day 10 - Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Divide into 4 containers, with 1 cup each for three of your friends and 1 cup for your own loaves. Give friends the instructions for Day 1 through Day 10 and the following recipe for baking the bread.
After removing the 3 cups of batter, combine the remaining cup of Amish Friendship Bread starter with the following ingredients in a large bowl:

2/3 cup oil
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 to 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Using a fork beat by hand until well blended. You can add 1 cup raisins and 1 cup nuts (optional). Grease two loaf pans with butter, sprinkle with sugar instead of flour. Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes to 1 hour (individual oven temperatures vary). Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans. Makes two loaves of Amish Friendship Bread.

Amish Friendship Bread Starter

This is the Amish Friendship Bread Starter Recipe that you’ll need to make the Amish Friendship Bread (above). It is very important to use plastic or wooden utensils and plastic or glass containers when making
 this. Do not use metal at all!


1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110°F)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar

1 cup warm milk (110°F)


1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water for about 10 minutes. Stir well.
2. In a 2 quart glass or plastic container, combine 1 cup sifted flour and 1 cup sugar. Mix thoroughly or the flour will get lumpy when you add the milk.
3. Slowly stir in warm milk and dissolved yeast mixture. Loosely cover the mixture with a lid or plastic wrap. The mixture will get bubbly. Consider this Day 1 of the cycle, or the day you receive the starter.

For the next 10 days handle starter according to the instructions above for Amish Friendship Bread.

1 comment:

Cheryl Gaffney said...

I LOVE the Amish Friendship bread. I used to make it all the time, but went away on vacation and my starter died. Now I'll have to make my own starter!! :)

Thanks so much!
Cheryl @

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