A Thanksgiving Thank You

It's that time of year again, and we want you to know that we're thankful for you, those we know about and those who quietly lurk, baking on the stealth. We're thankful for baggies of Amish Friendship Bread starter and the never-ending trails of sugar and cinnamon. We're thankful for people who remember to share a little bit of themselves with others whenever they can. Thank you for being in the Kitchen with us! A Thanksgiving Discount! Take 20% off our bestselling e-cookbook, Quick and Easy … [Read more...]

You Can’t Have Just One Bite, or Why We Love Amish Friendship Bread

There are lots of reasons to love Amish Friendship Bread, and one of the reasons is because it tastes so darn good. I know we wish it didn't, because it's hard to have just one bite and it's not exactly light on calories (see the handy nutritional label below for one slice of the classic recipe), but it has its place in the food chain. It goes beyond comfort food--it's the sort of thing that makes you sigh and then smile (yes, smile) after one bite. It's more like food therapy. The One-Bite … [Read more...]

Happy Bubbly Amish Friendship Bread Starter

Here's a quick picture of our latest starter, just shy of 10 days. And just in time, too! I have a line-up of FOUR great holiday breads to test tomorrow and I can't wait to get started. Here's what I'll be baking: Pull-apart Parker House rolls Grissini (breadsticks) Buttery buns Popovers Adjusting recipes to work with Amish Friendship bread starters takes some tweaking, but it's worth it in the end. Having lots of options with your starter means you can always keep a bag on hand … [Read more...]

Nordic Ware Botanical Pumpkin Loaf Pan Giveaway

In the Friendship Bread Kitchen, some of our best Amish Friendship Bread recipes are inspired by this special time of year. As we ready for the holidays and a season of thanksgiving, what better way than with a giveaway? We love this Nordic Ware Botanical Pumpkin Loaf Pan--it's perfect for any Amish Friendship Bread loaf recipe! Some of our favorite seasonal recipes are the original cinnamon and sugar recipe, the pumpkin spice recipe, the pumpkin cheesecake recipe, and the cranberry … [Read more...]

Friendship Bread Kitchen in Saveur Magazine Online

Leave a comment and you could win a copy of our e-cookbook, Quick and Easy Amish Friendship Bread Recipes.  Who says Amish Friendship Bread can't hang with the best of them? This month, we're in Saveur, a gourmet, food, wine, and travel magazine that focuses on great food and enduring culinary traditions. Special thanks to Saveur writer, Brooke Porter Katz, for her article, The Cake You Bake Every 10 Days: Making Amish Friendship Bread Isn't Just a Recipe—It's a Way of Life which gives a … [Read more...]

Tutorial – Reviving Frozen Amish Friendship Bread Starter

If you've baked Amish Friendship Bread before, you know that it doesn't take long before you have Amish Friendship Bread starter coming out of your ears. You've run out of friends to give baggies to and you're all baked out. Plus the ongoing care and feeding of Amish Friendship Bread...yes, you need an AFB vacation. So you visit our FAQs and see that you can freeze the starter. What?! And once you freeze it, you can fuhgettaboutit. Seriously?! Yes, seriously. Not only that, the starter … [Read more...]

February 2015 Kitchen Notes and News

Kitchen Notes and News February 2015 This month we're talking about: February Favorite Recipes PDF Cookbook to be Discontinued Free Desktop Wallpaper Calendars For Your Computer February Giveaway! ♥ This month send a little love, Amish Friendship Bread-style. Here are some of our favorite recipes using your one bag of starter: Chocolate Caramel Amish Friendship Bread Brownies Chocolate Cherry Almond Amish Friendship Bread Chocolate Chip Cherry Amish Friendship … [Read more...]

Morning Glory Amish Friendship Bread Muffins

One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it not only looks healthy, but it tastes amazing. Fresh apples, raisins, carrots, coconut and walnuts make this hearty Amish Friendship Bread recipe the perfect grab-and-go morning treat. This Amish Friendship Bread variation does well as muffins, mini loaves and mini Bundt cakes. Dust them with powdered sugar and you're good to go. For this round we ended up with two mini loaves and four mini Bundt cakes. We kept a mini loaf for us and gave … [Read more...]

Chocolate Junior Mint Amish Friendship Bread Cookies

Take your baggie of Amish Friendship Bread starter and turn it into chocolatey-mint goodness (and just in time for Halloween, too). Who says kids are the only ones who get to have all the fun? One of the best things about Amish Friendship Bread starter is not only how versatile it is, but how easy it is to work with. We took our basic cookie recipe and added 1 cup chocolate chips and a couple handfuls of Junior Mints. We also swapped out chocolate pudding for vanilla pudding. This recipe … [Read more...]