This Rum Raisin Amish Friendship Bread adds a burst of rum-soaked festive cheer to any buffet or holiday table. It’s tasty and flavorful, and makes a great gift to share with others. In fact, I can’t think of a better way to use your one cup of starter.
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This is one of my favorite holiday recipes, and I always get tons of compliments even though it’s such a simple recipe. We like simple, right?
Soak the raisins in rum overnight and top the loaves with turbinado sugar before baking. The granulated and turbinado sugar crystals add a delightful crunch. This is wonderful served with a drizzle of vanilla hard sauce. Cube and toast the leftovers to make a delicious bread pudding!
Rum Raisin Amish Friendship Bread
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- ½ cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon rum extract
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1 box vanilla instant pudding
- 1 cup raisins in ½ cup rum soak overnight for best flavor
- 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
- Preheat over to 325° F (165° C).
- Grease 2 large loaf pans.
- Dust the greased pans with granulated sugar.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, including the rum used to soak the raisins.
- Pour the batter evenly into the pans.
- Sprinkle 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar over each loaf.
- Bake for 55 minutes or until bread loosens evenly from the sides.
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Hi, is there anything non-alcoholic I can substitute for the rum?
One question please
1) what is turbinado sugar?
want to make sure this is done right…that why the question….plus where is the starter?
Darien Gee says
Hi Jeanette! The starter is here: https://www.friendshipbreadkitchen.com/amish-friendship-bread-starter/ and turbinado sugar is large crystal sugar (chunkier). If you go to a coffee shop, they sometimes have packets of “raw” sugar that is essentially the same thing!
Do you add the rum that rasins soaked in to the cake batter?
karen joseph says
looking forward to making my starter and trying out these recipes
karen joseph says
looking forward to making my starter and trying out the recipes they all sounds so good
I really want to make this one. No one in my house likes raisins. I’ll have to make a loaf for me and one for my neighbor!