Friendship Bread Recipe

This Friendship Bread recipe creates a sweet treat you can wrap up for family and friends.

| April 2013

  • This Friendship Bread is the perfect gift to welcome new neighbors, or cheer up a sick companion.
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  • The Modern-Day Pioneer by Charlotte Denholtz, Adams Media
    “The Modern-Day Pioneer” by Charlotte Denholtz shows you how to live a healthier and more sustainable life in the twenty-first century.
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  • The Modern-Day Pioneer by Charlotte Denholtz, Adams Media

Get swept up in the aroma of freshly baked bread or the warmth of a heavy quilt on a crisp winter night with The Modern-Day Pioneer (Adams Media, 2012) by Charlotte Denholtz. This charming book celebrates these simple pleasures by showing readers how to incorporate basic skills and living into their everyday life. Whether you’re interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables, mending your own clothes, or crafting delicious meals from scratch, The Modern-Day Pioneer will be your guide every step of the way. This Friendship Bread recipe makes a delicious homemade gift.

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Friendship Bread Recipe

This bread is the perfect gift to welcome new neighbors, or cheer up a sick companion. It freezes well, which makes it easy to keep one or two on hand, just in case you need to brighten someone’s day.


• 1 cup Friendship Bread Starter
• 3 tablespoons canola oil, plus more as needed
• 1 egg
• 1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus more as needed
• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
• 3–4 cups bread flour

1. In a large bowl, combine the starter, 3 tablespoons oil, egg, and 1/3 cup sugar. Stir to combine. Add salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and enough flour to create a firm dough.



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