Young Christian couple breaking Easter eggs as they wait for the Amish Friendship Bread to riseWe still may not be able to gather all our family and friends together this Easter. But, we still can start a fun Easter tradition: delivering friendship Easter Baskets to those we love! After all, Easter is a day of celebration.
It is fun for the children to have their Easter egg hunts and fill their baskets with treats. Easter can be a great time to share some cheer with your adult friends as well. And today, we’ll share how you can do that safely even in the midst of pandemic restrictions!

What Should I Include in Easter Baskets for Friends?

Amish Friendship Bread is a fun gift that your friends and family can pass on. The story starts with a bread starter that keeps being divided and shared among friends.
Each friend can then use the starter to make their own bread while growing the rest of the starter to pass it along to their friends. Don’t have the Amish Friendship Bread starter? No problem. We have the recipe for the starter here and also the recipe for the bread.
With a small baggie of starter and a printout of the Friendship Bread Recipe, along with a couple of chocolate eggs, you have an Easter basket that will bring a smile to everyone you share your Easter cheer with!

What is the Story Behind Amish Friendship Bread?

The history of the Amish Friendship Bread is a little unclear. Some believe the Amish shared the starter and baked bread for the sick and needy in their community as a charity.
Others believe the recipe actually has nothing to do with the Amish and it is actually more closely related to the Herman Friendship cake from Europe. Either way, it is a great bread that deserves to be shared.

It’s Simple

Would you like to be the start of an Amish Friendship Bread that spreads its love to many? Gather some small baskets, a small baggie of the starter, and print the Amish Friendship Bread recipe. Voilà, a quick and easy Easter basket for your friends!

Heather Featherston

Written by Heather Featherston

As the Vice President (VP) of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.

Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.

As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.

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