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!
This Rum Raisin Amish Friendship Bread makes the perfect dessert or holiday treat.
- 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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