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Rye and Ginger Amish Friendship Bread | friendshipbreadkitchen.com
Rye and Ginger Amish Friendship Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Whiskey-soaked golden raisins and crystallized ginger make this recipe one for the big kids, 21 and over. Watch the video!

Servings: 1 loaf
Whiskey Soak
  • cup rye whiskey
  • 1 cup crystallized ginger chopped
  • ½ cup golden raisins
Whiskey Raisin Glaze
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (177° C).

  2. Prepare the whiskey soak: in a small saucepan, add ginger, raisins, and rye whiskey. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. Butter a 9" loaf pan. Dust with flour and set aside.

  4. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, ground ginger and salt.

  5. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together until fully incorporated and fluffy.

  6. Beat in eggs, one at a time.

  7. Stir in flour mixture. Fold in the whiskey soak until just incorporated. Spread batter into loaf pan.

  8. Bake at 350° F (177° C) for one hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  9. Place a baking sheet under a baking sheet. Remove loaf from pan when cool.

  10. While the bread is cooling, prepare Whiskey Glaze. In a small saucepan, stir ingredients over low heat until sugar has dissolved.

  11. Using a wooden skewer, poke holes in the cake (deeper holes allow more of the glaze to soak in). Brush on glaze and allow to set for 10-15 minutes before cutting.

Recipe Notes

This bread tastes even better the next day! Wrap well and allow to rest before cutting so the flavors can ripen and mellow.