When I was in high school, a friend of my brothers gave my mom and I a starter for it. Being bakers, we were both intrigued and decided to see what it was like.
The one we made was a chocolate chip loaf, and it was pretty good. Over the years, I had forgotten about it. Then, not long after I got married I saw a recipe online and decided to make it, but it wasn't really what I remembered.
I take part in a gift exchange with some ladies every couple of months, and recently received a book entitled "Amish Friendship Bread".
The book tells about a town that is changed by 1 starter that is passed around. It goes on to give different recipes/variations of the bread that can be made.
So, I decided to try again. I made my starter on Friday, and it is now sitting on my dining room table fermenting as we speak! It will be ready to bake on Sunday - I am going to try a few different kinds of bread with my starter - a pumpkin loaf, a chocolate chip loaf and just the regular cinnamon bread!
I would love to hear your stories too - please share!