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Friendship Bread a.k.a. Amish Sourdough Bread

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Here is the recipe for Friendship Bread a.k.a. Amish Sourdough Bread. It's called Friendship Bread as people are known to share their

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes


  • 1 package active dry yeast (1/4 ounce)
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
  • 6 to 7 cups flour (divided)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup Sourdough Starter*, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


Dissolve the yeast in warm water. Stir in 2-1/2 cups flour, salt, sugar and
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 5 out of 5
Amish Sourdough Friendship Bread, Member cherokeeky

This recipe is great! It does however take awhile to get the starter finished, but once you have done it, then it is fantastic!!! 5 stars***** The best part about this bread recipe is that you put so much time and love into preparing it and then when you bake it and take it out of the oven, it makes your whole house smell so good, even my wiener dog kept her nose to the air the whole time it was baking. I am going to keep my starter going permantly from now on, I have already passed the recipe to my neighbors and gave them a starter to make it! Thats what this bread is all about folks! ""FRIENDSHIP"" and it's definatly made with love.

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