01 of 07
Making Friendship Bread - Days One Through FiveDay One is the day that the bag is received. On Days Two through Day Five, the bag is carefully shaken. Be sure to securely hold the resealable end of the bag while shaking and/or kneading. If air builds-up in the bag, open it to release it. Reseal the bag.Continue to 2 of 7 below.
02 of 07
Making Friendship Bread - Day SixDay Six is the day that the starter is "fed" or added-to. Add 1 cup each of flour, sugar and milk. Again, carefully shake the bag to mix in the newly added ingredients.Continue to 3 of 7 below.
03 of 07
Making Friendship Bread - Mix the IngredientsShake and/or knead the bag to fully mix in the recently added ingredients.Continue to 4 of 7 below.
04 of 07
Making Friendship Bread - Days Seven Through NineThe bag is shaken and/or kneaded on Days Seven, Eight and Nine. Release any additional air as necessary.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
Making Friendship Bread - Day TenDump the ingredients into a plastic or other non-metal bowl. Add 1 cup each flour, sugar and milk. Stir until combined.Continue to 6 of 7 below.
06 of 07
Making Friendship Bread - Day Ten Continued
Measure out one cup of starter into one of three large resealable bags. Give these to your friends along with the directions. The remaining starter is used to make the bread.Continue to 7 of 7 below.
07 of 07
Making Friendship Bread - Bread Baking Day
Follow the below recipe to make basic Friendship Bread. From this point forward, the Friendship Bread is made similar to a traditional quick bread.
2 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1 (5 ounce) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, lightly toasted
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease two 8x4-inch loaf pans. Combine the first set of... ingredients (from flour to under pudding mix) under Basic Bread Recipe in a large bowl with a wire whisk. In a medium bowl, combine the second set of ingredients, from vegetable oil to vanilla. Mix well. To the dry ingredients, add the leftover starter and wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. Stir in the nuts. Carefully, pour batter into prepared pans. Bake for 1 hour.