Sunday, November 15, 2009

Who Wants a Starter?

Amish Friendship Bread is one of my favorites, and I'm really glad I got a starter a few weeks ago. It's not everyone's cup of tea though, so I'm not about to lose friends by forcing starters on them. The steps involved in making the bread are minimal, and after a painless process you have some to-die-for sweet bread wafting through your kitchen.

I created a bit of a monster though when - upon my husband's request - I kept two starters after baking the previous batch. Instead of 3 to give away, I now have 7 bags for some lucky ladies (or gentlemen) living in the Chicagoland area. If anyone in Chicago is looking for some decadent Amish Friendship bread, I've got it and would love to give a bag to you...just let me know! As an added incentive, the starter is already on Day 4!

An important note on Amish Friendship Bread for those hesitant of the experience. If you’re sick of mashing the bag, making bread, and possibly losing friends by passing them starters every 10 days, do yourself a favor and dispose of it all! Contrary to popular belief, the Amish (and you) can find the starter recipe online (allrecipes.com) if you decide to start it up again.

Any takers?

17 comments:

Alli said...

I'll take a starter!

Linnea said...

i've got some amish friendship bread in the oven as we speak...yum!

amylouwho said...

man, if I lived by you I would take you up on this! I love that stuff. Haven't made it in a long time though. Maybe I'll try my own starter and start annoying friends and family everywhere! hehehe

RosaMaría said...

i want to be there!! i'm so farrrrrr!!!

Rachel Lynn said...
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Rachel Lynn said...

I just made some delicious-as-always friendship bread yesterday. It's already almost gone. I've heard that you can put the starter in the freezer, so I'm trying that out. And I plan on making a few batches later on to give for Christmas.

And if anyone is in the NW PA region, I've got some starter to spare!

iknitipurl said...

If I were back home I'd totally take it off your hands! The bread looks delish!

Amy and Andrew said...

I'll pass on the starter but I'll take the bread off your hands! :) I love your patterned bread loaf pan!

Nancy said...

Another option to throwing the "starter" away is to make more loaves at the end. I have done that before and frozen them for a rainy (or snowy) day!

Jessica said...

Amish friendship bread is my favorite--if I was in Chicago-land I would certainly be a taker!

carol said...

sarah, i'll take one if you have any left!

Mélaine said...

this is a beautifull cake ... and make me wanna do the same ...
your amish frienship bread seems to have a specific flavor, like some spice ... what is it ?

sewkatiedid said...

I use to have a sourdough starter that was 8 years old. kinda scary, but so yummy.

QuiltyGoodness said...

I'll take some if you still have some.

Jessica said...

Beautiful loaf of bread. I have never heard of Amish Friendship bread before. I've already googled it ;-) Very interesting. I would love to know where you found your bread tin.

jerry said...

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Anonymous said...

I make mine in a bundt pan (instead of 2 loaves) - it always looks attractive like this.

We have really tired of it, but there is enough in criculation that I can easily start again.

I have had great success freezing it and also refridgerating it the coldest part of the fridge. That way, if day 10 falls during the week, you can get it to have a little "sleep" until the weekend. Just put it somewhere warm and bring it back to room temp. It's soon back to its bubbly self.