“Amish Friendship Bread is a type of bread or cake made from a sourdough starter that is often shared in a manner similar to a chain letter. The starter is a substitute for baking yeast and can be used to make many kinds of yeast-based breads, shared with friends, or frozen for future use.”Years ago, my sister sent me a starter. I have not shared it like a chain letter, but I have built it up and frozen it multiple times.
From time to time, I've made bread. Mostly, I've made the "Original" Amish Friendship Bread.
Recently, though, I tried a couple of batches of Mexican Hot Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread.
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- ½ cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1 small box vanilla instant pudding
- 2 cups chocolate chips shaken with 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 325° F (165° C).
- In a large mixing bowl, add ingredients as listed.
- Grease two large loaf pans.
- Dust the greased pans with sugar-cinnamon mixture (½ cup granulated sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon).
- Pour the batter evenly into loaf or cake pans and sprinkle the remaining sugar-cinnamon mixture on the top.
- Bake for one hour or until the bread loosens evenly from the sides and a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
This is great stuff. The cayenne pepper with chocolate is really delicious. The little bite comes as a bit of surprise. Sort of a party in your mouth.
I have had the opportunity to share it with several people, and everyone seems to really love it too.
Give it a try.
I'm sure you'll like it too!