Take Some and Pass It On 

Take Some and Pass It On 

March 12, 2018

Rooted in the Amish traditions of simplicity and taking one's time, Amish friendship bread is an edible chain letter of sorts, as you make a batch, keep some for yourself and pass on the rest.

The bread is made from a sourdough starter that tends to look gloopy and unappetizing at first but makes a yummy treat over a 10-day period. At the end of the 10 days, the chain letter begins. You save some starter for yourself and divide the rest up to give away. 

Take a fun twist on this age-old recipe by adding different flavors to your bread. Writer Darien Gee has a website dedicated to friendship bread, and she explains its traditions and variations on the recipe. Here are a few to try:

Banana Friendship Bread 
Pineapple Upside Down Amish Friendship Bread
Moach Fudge Amish Friendship Bread
Lemon Cheesecake Amish Friendship Bread

Ready to bake? Here's a recipe for the starter