How to Make Amish Friendship Bread Sourdough Starter
In today’s vodcast, I chat about How to Make an Amish Friendship Bread Sourdough Starter. Plus, I explore the history of this cinnamon-laced sweet bread and answer the question, “Is this bread really from the Amish?” You’ll be surprised by the answer!
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What is Amish Friendship Bread?
Amish Friendship Bread appeared on the Internet around 1990, but someone may have given you an Amish Friendship Bread Starter earlier than that. A friend may have passed you a plastic bag filled with some wet flour along with directions on how to turn this “starter” into a sweet cinnamon-flavored bread.
And if you went on to follow the directions and make this bread, you would have been rewarded with a delightfully moist quick bread sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Hard to resist indeed!
But Is This Bread Really Amish?
In my conversational video, I show you how to make an Amish Friendship Bread Sourdough Starter, and I discuss the origins of this unique bread. I talk about how it might have been adapted from something known as a Herman Cake native to Germany, but is Amish Friendship Bread really an Amish recipe?
Before you join me in today’s video, I will share one interesting quick tidbit here. Some in the Amish community share that Amish Friendship Bread is simply a sourdough bread you give to the sick or needy—with no cinnamon sugar in sight!
So might it be true that what we call Amish Friendship Bread may not actually be Amish? Learn more about the history of this intriguing bread and settle this question once and for all.
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