You are here: Home » Recipes » Friendship Bread Friendship Bread Recipe by American Profile Yield 16 servings A sweet vanilla bread is drizzled with icing. PrintEmail Some years ago, a neighbor presented me with a loaf of Amish Friendship Bread, the recipe, and "starter" dough with wich I could subsequently bake my own. When I ran out of starter, I concocted this recipe and have baked dozens of loaves for delighted friends and neighbors. Ingredients 1 cup vegetable oil1 1/2 cups sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 large eggs1/2 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons cinnamon2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/4 cups milk1/2 teaspoon baking soda1 (3.4-ounce) box instant vanilla pudding1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/3 cup chopped black walnuts (optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 325F. Combine oil, sugar, vanilla, eggs, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add flour, milk, soda, pudding, baking powder, and walnuts, if desired. Mix well. Grease 2 large loaf pans and sprinkle with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Pour in bread mixture and sprinkle any leftover sugar mixture on top. Bake for 1 hour. Recipe by Jim Evans, Kensington, Md.