I made a few rounds of the Amish Friendship Bread many, many years ago. I got the starter from someone and there were 3 recipes on the paper with instructions. I have no idea what they were but one of them was lemon and we remembered that we liked the lemon the best. So I knew as soon as I got this that I wanted to try one with lemon.
I debated what to put WITH the lemon. I've been wanting to put fruit in this bread and I knew this was the perfect time to do it.
I've been having the best results cooking the bread in 2 - 8 x 8 pans. So I decided to put raspberries in one and blueberries in the other.
Both were awesome. The raspberries stood out more as they are more tart but the sweetness of the blueberries was delicious.
The lemon was fairly subtle and I think I would go another 1/4 tsp. of the lemon extract next time. I was afraid of overpowering it so I was cautious. This was delicious bread, so very delicious that I ate way too much before giving the rest away.
Check out my other Amish Bread creations:
Week 1 - Cinnamon Bread
Week 2 - Almond Joy
Week 3 - White Chocolate Almond Craisin
Week 4 - Pistachio Pineapple Coconut
Week 5 - Butterscotch Chocolate
Lemon Blueberry or Raspberry Amish Friendship Bread
About 1 cup of starter
1 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. lemon extract
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
2 small boxes of lemon instant pudding
Raspberrys or blueberries.
Spray 2 loaf pans or 2 - 8 x 8 pans with cooking spray. Lightly sugar the pans. Mix all ingredients together but for the fruit. Gently fold in raspberries or blueberries and pour evenly into the sugared pans. Lightly sprinkle with a bit of sugar on the top of batter. Bake for 1 hour at 325. Cool and serve.