Monday, September 17, 2007

Amish Friendship Bread

I was recently given some Amish Friendship Bread (batter) in a bag - 10 days ago to be exact. And no...I'm not Amish. But we used to have an Amish family as neighbors (which has nothing to do with this post). But that is how you know you're a hick, in case you were wondering!! Anyway... this bread is sort of interesting. You keep the batter in a bag for ten days. Each day you mash it up and on the 6th day you add more ingredients to it. Then continue mashing it up until the 10th day when you add more ingredients to it again. Oddly (or disgustingly) enough, milk is one of the ingredients. I know, I know, you're thinking how in hell did Sondra the germ freak go along with this? And you're right I have been a little leary. But, as my friend Terra assured me, it's the way the Amish do - and it's ok. It' s better than ok. It's delicious... according to Terra. But if you know me then you know I have yet to try this bread myself. Maybe for breakfast tomorrow???? I can assure you it smells heavenly and may be irresistable early in the morning when I have few thoughts of anything other than getting back into bed. We'll see. It looks good, though, doesn't it?! Before you bake it, you portion out four 1 cup ziploc bags for four lucky friends (or three and one for yourself if you are that kind of friend!)- hence the name "Amish Friendship Bread". And besides, what fun would it be to have food poisoning alone????!!! Be sure to click on the picture of the bag with batter and the recipe for more specifics on the bread.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey! I did that about 9 years ago. Freaked me out too....but it was GOOD!!!!!