Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cranberry Vanilla Friendship Bread

Some people might remember that I have been working with the Friendship Bread Kitchen to test recipes the last few months. You can see a post here for biscuits, well this month it was a recipe for Moms for Mother’s Day. My variation was Cranberry Vanilla Bread.

Here is the recipe I used for my loaf:

1 cup Friendship Bread starter

1 egg
1 1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup flour
1 box vanilla instant pudding

Then I added:

1/2 teaspoon vanilla syrup
1 cup dried cranberries

Then into a 325 degree oven for 1 hour and you can smell the vanilla baking! When it comes out you have a super moist bread. One of the women I work with kept eating little pieces off the loaf all day because she liked it that much!

This is also great as crumbles on top of yogurt.

I also wanted to thank my friends at the Friendship Bread Kitchen for my new starter jar!

I can’t wait to try using it. Have you tried Friendship Bread yet?


  1. is that the same as amish bread? i think it is. but if it is then i have tried it before. i used to use the starters for zucchini bread only. i actually have a started in the freezer but its probably not all too good now.

  2. I HAVE made Friendship Bread, but didn't get crazy with it...just stuck to the Cinnamon-Sugar recipe. I love the cranberry vanilla idea...reminds me of my favorite peanut butter. :)