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Potato Flake Amish Friendship Bread

Author: Jennifer Locklin


  • 1 cup starter
  • 1/2 canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 5 to 6 cups Bread Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  • Using your hands or a stand mixer, mix the ingredients together until you have a nice dough that leaves the side of the bowl but is still soft.
  • Knead by hand or with a stand mixer. Knead by hand for about 10 minutes, or if using a stand mixer, knead for 2 minutes.
  • Clean, dry and grease the bowl and place the dough back into the prepared bowl.
  • Cover loosely with a clean kitchen towel or loosely with plastic wrap in a draft-free warm place (countertop is fine).
  • Allow to rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Divide dough into 3 equal pieces and roll and shape into 3 thick logs.
  • Place into 3 greased loaf pans and cover loosely again and allow to rise until almost double, about 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown or an internal temperature of 200 degrees.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pans for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.
  • This dough also makes delicious dinner rolls. Instead of shaping into 3 loaves, pinch off dough into walnut-sized balls and place on a greased sheet pan and follow the same rise and baking instructions.