Spring Hop Giveaway is Going On Now!

Spring is here and I'm celebrating in the Friendship Bread Kitchen with a recipe for Strawberry Limeade Amish Friendship Bread Cake and a bunch o' giveaways with 50+ other authors and bloggers! (And yes, that means 50+ prizes or giveaway items!) This giveaway is geared towards readers, home gardeners, and foodies. I know most of you are at least one of the three, and many of you may be all of them. I know I am, so check check check! (If you'd like to learn more about the international … [Read more...]

Strawberry Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

This frosting recipe pairs beautifully with our Strawberry Limeade Amish Friendship Bread Cake, with bright bites of strawberries and a subtle tang of lime. Save Print Strawberry Lime Cream Cheese Frosting Friendship Bread Kitchen: Friendship Bread Kitchen Prep time:  10 mins Total time:  10 mins Yields: 2 cups   A fluffy and flavorful cream cheese frosting to accompany our Strawberry Limeade Amish Friendship Bread Cake. Ingredients 10 ounces … [Read more...]

Strawberry Limeade Amish Friendship Bread Cake

I'll go ahead and answer all of your questions now. Yes, this cake was amazing. Yes, it was devoured in about three seconds flat. Yes, I believe that a lot of baked goods might benefit from a small hit of Amish Friendship Bread starter love. This one certainly did. This Strawberry Limeade Amish Friendship Bread Cake, adapted from a recipe in Country Living, is the perfect springtime dessert. Airy and flavorful, it's a promise of what's to come as the winter months warm up. The only … [Read more...]

Amish Friendship Bread Buttery Buns

Get ready for some serious Amish Friendship Bread buttery bun goodness. I keep a running list of savory and traditional sourdough recipes to test and adapt. This one--the classic buttery bun that has the same warm flakiness as any recipe out there--has been on my list for a while. Actually, quite a few have been on my list for a while, but this one got off the page and into the oven. The result? It's fall-apart brilliant, soft on the inside with just enough gentle crunch on the … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Amish Friendship Bread

Growing up, I spent a few years of my childhood in the south--Texas to be exact. My palate is definitely influenced by that time in my life. I have a penchant for things that are fried and still have a craving for biscuits and gravy. But the one thing I never seemed to get was red velvet cake. It just didn't do anything for me, and I figured if I was going to have chocolate, I wanted it to look like chocolate. Plus we all remember the armadillo groom's cake from Steel Magnolias. Yeah, that … [Read more...]

The Friendship Bread Kitchen Turns 6! (+ a Giveaway)

On January 12, 2016, we celebrate six official years in the Friendship Bread Kitchen. It's been quite a journey! When I started the Kitchen, it was about sharing and swapping a few Amish Friendship Bread recipes. I hadn't thought it would grow as it has, with 250+ recipes and over 75,000 friends on Facebook and Pinterest. I'll admit that at times I got a bit overwhelmed and more than once thought about throwing in the towel. After all, it wasn't like the world was going to end if there wasn't … [Read more...]

Persimmon Spice Amish Friendship Bread Cupcakes

Here it is, the Friendship Bread Kitchen's newest favorite recipe ... Persimmon Spice Amish Friendship Bread cupcakes, frosted with a vanilla ginger buttercream frosting and topped with candied ginger. We got some big time ♥ going on over here. This recipe almost didn't happen, because I'm not a persimmon fan. Maybe it's because I grew up in communities where persimmon trees were everywhere (as in EVERYWHERE), and people were eating them all the time and trying to pass off their extra … [Read more...]

Vanilla Ginger Buttercream Frosting

A quick and easy vanilla buttercream frosting with a kick of ginger for a little spice and heat. Save Print Vanilla Ginger Buttercream Frosting Friendship Bread Kitchen: Friendship Bread Kitchen Prep time:  5 mins Total time:  5 mins Yields: frosts 12 cupcakes   This creamy buttery frosting has a gentle kick of ginger. Ingredients ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, softened 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted 2 tablespoons milk 2 teaspoons minced ginger ½ … [Read more...]