Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Breaking Bread with the Amish

Growing up in PA. I've had this bread many times over the years. It is called Amish Friendship Bread. It is so good and moist. Seriously, no joke, you can let it sit on your counter and take two weeks to eat it and it will still be moist and fresh. It's completely CRAZY!!! (but friendly. Ha!)

This is a bread to be shared with another person (technically your friend). :) You give your friend one of the starters in a zip lock bag. The starter is essentially a homemade yeast mix. You also always have a starter going. You mush the bag each day and on day 5 add sugar, flour and milk and then for five more days you mush the bag each day. At the end of 10 days you add again sugar, flour and milk, separate into 4 1-cup servings and put into zip lock bags and share with friends. With what is left over in the bowl you add ingredients, place in the oven and bake for 1 hour and walluh...OMG! delicious, yummy bread. The Amish ROCK!

I think what makes this bread really good is that before you bake it you sprinkle a cinnamon/sugar mixture all over it. I have never had someone try it who didn't like it. It is THAT GOOD. And it is really, really simple. Please leave me a note if you want the recipe.

Each recipe makes 2 breads or 5 mini loaves. How fab-u-lous would it be to make these for little Christmas gifts for friends, co-workers, church friends, etc.???? Okay, so turn off the computer and get baking. Christmas is only right around the corner afterall. But first leave me a note. ;)

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