Amish Friendship Bread - Plain Old Sourdough Bread

This is another variation on the Amish Friendship Bread, using one cup of the starter.

This recipe calls for bread flour, which has a higher protein content than all-purpose flour. You can use AP, but your bread won't be quite as good.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 cup starter
6 cups bread flour

Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Oil bottom and sides of a large bowl and put dough in. Let stand overnight at room temperature.

In the morning, punch dough down 4-5 times and divide into 3 equal balls. Knead each ball 8-10 times; use additional flour to keep dough from sticking. Place dough into 3 greased and floured loaf pans. Brush tops with oil and cover loosely with oiled foil. Let rise at room temperature for 4 - 8 hours.

If dough has not risen sufficiently, put a small pan of water on the bottom rack of the oven, heat oven to 200 degrees, then turn off the oven. Put dough on the top rack for 1-2 hours or until dough has risen.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. While it is baking, and after the top has lightly browned, you may cover the bread with foil to slow further browning.


Daniel Edwards said…
Do you know how to do this in a Dutch oven? I need to make some of this at a big scouting event(out in the wilderness), and so naturally, we don't have any conventional ovens out there to use...
Brig said…
Daniel, I have posted my response at
Anonymous said…
I just used this bread to make cinnamon rolls and it was pretty yummy. I though of that before surfing for recipes for AFB cinnamon rolls. I might try one of those have you ever?
Brig said…
I haven't ever made AFB cinnamon rolls, but there's no reason it wouldn't work.

If you find a good recipe, post a link and I'll look into it!

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