Just incase you don't have any starter circulating around you, just make your own.
Amish Friendship Bread Starter
Mix 1 pkg. yeast
1 c. flour
1 c. sugar
Slowly stir in a combination of 1 c. milk and 1/4 c. water. Let stand in a glass or pottery container for 24 hrs.
Add 1 c. flour, let stand in warm place for 2-5 days.
Now follow the friendship bread instructions.
Note: Never use metal containers or utensils.
Amish Friendship Bread Directions
DO NOT USE METAL SPOON OR BOWL FOR MIXING
DO NOT REFRIGERATE
IF AIR GETS IN BAG, LET IT OUT
IT IS NORMAL FOR THE BATTER TO THICKEN, BUBBLE AND FERMENT
Day 1- This is the day you receive the batter; do nothing
Day 2- Squeeze the bag
Day 3- Squeeze the bag
Day 4- Squeeze the bag
Day 5- Squeeze the bag
Day 6- Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Put in larger ziplock bag and squeeze until mixed
Day 7- Squeeze the bag
Day 8- Squeeze the bag, of you notice a sour smell it is okay, completely normal.
Day 9- Squeeze the bag
Day 10- Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk to the batter in a large bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon or spatula. Pour four 1 cup starters into ziplock bags. Keep one starter for yourself and give the other three to your friends along with the instructions.
To the remaining batter add:
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. apple sauce
1 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 t. almond extract
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 c. flour
1/2 c. milk
1/2 t. baking soda
1 large box instant vanilla pudding
2 t. cinnamon
Pour into two large, greased and sugared (with cinnamon and sugar mixed) loaf pans. You can sprinkle some extra cinnamon and sugar on top. Bake 325 for 45-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Opt.: add 1c. chopped pecans and/or 1/2 c. raisins, if desired.