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As my thanks to you: Amish Friendship Bread & Sourdough Stuff


As my way of saying thank you, I found the most authentic Amish Friendship Bread Recipe possible. The recipe is from Lovina Eicher, a member of Old Order Amish church in Michigan. She is the daughter of the original author of the Amish Cook newspaper column, and continued the column after her mother’s death in 1991. The link above is to a letter written by Lovina.

I found Lovina’s Friendship Bread recipe at the website, Amish 365, a website containing authentic Amish recipes. You can find it at the link below. While this is not a gluten free recipe, I can think of no better way than to share this wonderful tradition with you.

If you aren’t familiar with Amish Friendship bread, Amish women would give their bread starter as gifts to their friends or to their daughters as a wedding present. Here is a short quote from the Amish 365 article:

“The recipe’s name “friendship bread” seems to have its roots in the fact that that the starter is often given away as gifts to people so that they can make their own!”

So, onto the recipe. Thank you for following me, visiting my blog and most of all, enjoying my articles!

When I was an 18-year-old kid just starting out with Elizabeth Coblentz and The Amish Cook column I had never heard of…

To see the recipe from Amish 365: Amish Recipes: Amish Friendship Bread & Sourdough Stuff | Amish 365: Amish Recipes – Amish Cooking

About Tamara Hoerner (1004 Articles)
I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a MS degree in Holistic Nutrition. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.”

10 Comments on As my thanks to you: Amish Friendship Bread & Sourdough Stuff

  1. TheOriginalPhoenix // January 6, 2017 at 8:44 pm // Reply

    This has to got to be the most creative “X Likes” post I’ve seen yet. You literally created friendship bread as a way of thanking your friends! Coolio!

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  2. What a great story! 💗

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  3. Excellent! Thanks for the link😃

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  4. Congratulations on 500 likes. I love your blog; looking forward to learning from you.
    I am glad I found you,

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