Cranberry Amish Friendship Bread
Cranberry Amish Friendship Bread is made with an Amish Friendship Bread Starter and chopped fresh cranberries. It’s absolutely delicious. During the cranberry season here in Wisconsin, I always pick a few extra bags of cranberries and toss them in my freezer. When I get a craving for this tart, bouncy berry, I whip up a loaf of cranberry bread or a batch of muffins, scones or bars.
Amish Friendship Bread
If you look up Amish Friendship Bread on Wikipedia, you’s find this definition: “Amish Friendship Bread is a type of bread or cake made from a sourdough starter that is often shared in a manner similar to a chain letter. The stater is a substitute for baking yeast and can be used to make may kinds of yeast-based breads, shared with friends or frozen for future use.”
Amish Friendship Bread and Starter is much more than that definition. It is basically the gift that keeps on giving. With a little care and time, your friendship bread starter will give you years of “friendship” in the form of many baked goods. Anything can be made with a friendship bread starter. Want to learn more? Go to Friendship Bread Kitchen.
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A delicious cranberry bread.
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1 box vanilla instant pudding
- 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
- 2 teaspoons orange rind grated
- 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
In a large mixing bowl, add ingredients as listed.
Grease two 8 x 5 loaf pans. Dust the greased pans with sugar. Pour the batter evenly into loaf pans.
Bake for one hour or until the bread loosens evenly from the sides and a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
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