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Let’s Bake!

It kind of creeps me out but it sure tastes good.

A little while ago, I was given a bag of dough by my friend, Cindy. Not just any kind of dough but a yeast starter for something called Amish Friendship Bread. I looked at it and thought it was kind of yucky and strange at first but after a few days of mushing the bag around, thought to myself Why not just try it out and see what it tastes like?

Along with the baggie came the 10 day recipe for the dough.

Day 1 - Do nothing.

Day 2 - Mush the bag.

Day 3 - Mush the bag.

And so on.

But on Day 10, the dividing of the starter and baking begins and before you know it, you are overrun by dough. The whole point of this dough is to share it with friends. The story goes that only the Amish know how to create the starter and the recipe multiplies itself in the end to create 4 more starters that you can share with others. Hence ~ Amish Friendship Bread. And it’s not really even bread. It’s more like a yummy cake-loaf.

I decided to bake 2 and keep two, one to keep to try again and one to give to a neighbor. If you’re on a diet, I don’t suggest it, the recipe calls for lots of flour, milk, eggs, oil, a package of pudding and lots of sugar. You even douse the baking pans in sugar and cinnamon. I put some walnuts in mine.

An hour later and out of the oven, it was time for the masses to taste test. As you can see, it was a success!

Kristen - Haha, this post just reminded me that I have my bag of friendship starter somewhere in a cupboard. Oops. I guess I forgot about it.

Simply Rose - Haha, oops, better get on that! Probably throwing it out!

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