Monday, September 19, 2011

Amish Friendship Bread

Have you ever made it? ever heard of it?

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!

1 comment:

  1. This is so much fun! All of our neighbors and I participated and the smell of baked bread in the house is the best smell ever! We made the cinnamon bread and it was delicious! =)


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