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Friendship Bread Made With Pudding

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recipe is ready in 1-2 hrs time: 1-2 hrs

serves/makes:   2 loaves


recipe id: 20308

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1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 large box instant vanilla pudding mix
2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding mix


On mixing day, combine starter in a large non-metallic bowl with 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Mix thoroughly and pour 4 1 cup starters into ziploc baggies. Keep 1 starter for yourself, then give the other 3 away, along with the instructions on how to care for it.

To the remaining batter, add all the other ingredients, mixing thoroughly.

Grease 2 large loaf pans, or a 9 x 13 cake pan. Combine 1/4 cup sugar with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and coat bottoms and sides of pans. Place the batter into the pans. Coat top of batter with butter and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Bake at 325 degrees F for 50 - 75 minutes, or till done.


154 calories, 9 grams fat, 18 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein per slice.
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I used to make this recipe for about 100 people every Christmas. Since I spent days making it only as gifts, I renamed it Christmas bread. Everybody loved it and it is even better if you substitute the raisins for cranberries. Makes it very festive looking. I first wrap the loaf snugly in clear plastic wrap. Then I wrap the loaf again in stiff clear florist wrap. I tie a little piece of raffia at each end and sort of poof the end of the florist wrap. Then right in the middle I paste a gift tag. It's really beautiful given this way. The nuts and cranberries and raisins show through the clear wrap. So glad I found this recipe again. Going to start being Christmas Bread Lady again this holiday season.

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

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May 22, 2009

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Your starter needs to begin with 1 cup. Then follow the directions. You may freeze the starter but give it 3 hours at room temperature before using. ( this is according to one of the friendship breads on line)
The bread is awesome. Good luck and enjoy I know we have.

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Jul 4, 2007

Member since: July 4, 2007
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I'm not sure but I think this recipe was going around in the early 90's,it was called "Herman".What I would like to know is how to maintain the starter,do I continue to add and subtract from it?

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Very easy, super moist, and delicious! I gave our starters and directions out with a sample of the finished bread, and it has been a real hit. My 5 year old did most of the work.

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Jun 2, 2007

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How much starter is used in this recipe??

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May 11, 2006

Member since: December 25, 2004
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I have not tried this yet but, it sounds good. I will try this recipe and contact you later.

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