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!
These conversational vodcasts are available to the Kitchen Pioneers who have joined my YouTube membership community—The Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy.
*Affiliates note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. My videos and blog posts may contain affiliate links to products and services. If you click through and make a purchase, I’ll receive a small commission. It does not affect the price you pay.
Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy
My comprehensive vodcasts are exclusively available to members of the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy, who we call Kitchen Pioneers. You can learn more about my optional YouTube membership community, including members-only videos and exclusive perks.
This membership community is optional. I’m still publishing my weekly detailed instructional cooking videos on my public YouTube channel that you can watch for free. (Thanks so much for being a Sweet Friend and subscriber!)
In addition to links to the latest Kitchen Academy vodcasts, this blog post lists some of the public videos that I talk about in my vodcast.
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.
More Kitchen Pioneer Videos
Catch up on some of the recent videos in our membership community:
- Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy video playlist (Optional Membership Community)
Remember that you’re always welcome to post questions and comments on my videos at any time, and I’m glad to reply.
Stay in Touch with Mary’s Nest
Subscribe to My YouTube Channel for Traditional Foods Videos (Free) -
When you subscribe, be sure to click on the notification bell that will let you know each time I upload a new video.
Subscribe to Mary’s Traditional Foods Newsletter (Free) -
Get a free eBook for signing up: How to Stock Your Essential Traditional Foods Four-Corners Pantry.
- Join the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy (Optional Paid) - For more detailed videos, live streams, and exclusive members-only perks, join my YouTube membership community.
I look forward to having you join me in my Texas Hill Country Kitchen!Love,
Shop for items used in this blog post or video
Favorite Kitchen Supplies
- Chef’s Knife
- Bamboo Cutting Board
- Lodge Cast Iron Frying Pan
- Spatula Spoon
- Large Stock Pot
- Stainless Steel Colander
- Large Measuring Cup
- Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Baking Sheet
- 2-Cup Glass Storage Jars with Lids
- 10-Piece Glass Bowl Set
- Flour Sack Towels
- Fat Separator
- Favorite Aprons
In addition, the following links and promo codes will help you save on fermentation supplies, grain grinders, and whole grains.
- Masontops Fermentation Kit (See promocode below)
- Mockmill Grain Grinder and Whole Grains (promo code below)
Use promo code MARYSNST for a one-time 15% off Masontops and Breadsmart products on Amazon.com.
Use promo code marysnest for a 5% discount on Mockmill Stone Grain Mill products, including Ancient Grains, like Einkorn, Emmer, and Spelt.
Amazon Shop and Shopping Guide
- Visit Mary’s Nest Amazon Shop
- Visit my Shopping Guide page
Learn where I buy my Beef Bones, Wild-Caught Fish, Sprouted Grains, and more…and learn about Special Discounts for Mary’s Nest visitors, including from US Wellness Meats, Vital Choice, Masontops, and Breadsmart.