Over the years I’ve had people give me Amish Friendship Bread starts and I would follow the instructions and make the friendship loaf until we couldn’t eat it anymore but I didn’t realize that there’s a whole bunch of amazing things to do with that sour dough starter!!
Check out this recipe to make your own Sourdough Starter it’s from King Arthur Flour.
The sourdough starter I have is from Alaska and it’s over 70 years old! Thanks to a friend of a friend of a friend I was able to grab a start so you’ll be seeing some yummy sour dough recipes popping up around here 🙂
Vanilla Poppy Seed Friendship Loaf
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup poppy seed
- 1 5.1oz vanilla instant pudding mix
- 2 cups sourdough start also called amish start
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup applesauce
- 3 teaspoons vanilla
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven 325 degrees F.
- Coat 2- bread loaf pans (9x5) with cooking spray.
- Combine topping sugar and cinnamon; coat each sprayed pan with mixture reserving excess for sprinkling top of loaves.
- In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, poppy seeds, and vanilla pudding mix; whisk to incorporate.
- In a separate bowl mix together sour dough start, eggs, milk, applesauce, vanilla, and oil.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, pour wet into well, stir until just incorporated.
- (do not over mix- a few lumps is fine)
- Divide into prepared pans.
- Bake 45-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center removes clean.
- Cool in pans on cooling racks for 10 minutes, remove from pans and completely cool loaves on rack.
- Share and Enjoy!
Vanilla Poppy Seed Friendship Loaf is bound to make all of your friends your very nearest dearest friend for sure!
I hope you’re weekend was nice and relaxing 🙂
Much Love and Peace~