do you know what this is?
My friend Jessica gave it to me last night.
It's Amish friendship bread.
Now here's the thing I really liked about Jessica giving it to me. She gave it to me on day 9! I did not have to keep up with the mooshing of the bag, letting air out, adding stuff, etc. I just got to bake it! She even gave me the box of vanilla pudding it calls for in case I didn't have any in my pantry! Is that greatness or what?
this little guy got a dusting of flour on his head in the process
Amish friendship bread reminds me of my friends Jenni and Laci.
They are the two people who have given it to me before. Actually Laci would just bring the baked bread to school in the mornings and let us all eat it! Absolute greatness.
Now I'm sure Amish friendship bread will remind me of Jessica as well.
It is in the oven as we speak absolutely tantalizing us with it's scent!
oh wait, the timer just went off!
I'm back. I took a photo of the finished muffins (I'm down to only one loaf pan right now because my lovely antique milk glass one (bottom photo) that had been my great grandmother's broke. :( So I made one loaf and one dozen muffins.)
I will upload it and add it to the bottom of this post!
Cake tester courtesy of my mom.
Can't wait to go and eat one.
The loaf will be going here.
I have four starters now. Would anyone like one? If you're local and would like one let me know. We'll see if we can work out a pass off. (sorry if you're not local but I'm not ready to delve into mailing liquids)
also a disclaimer: I broke a rule.
The recipe clearly says not to use a metal bowl or metal spoon.
Gotcha, check. (Did you see my ceramic mixing bowl and wooden spoon up there?)
BUT . . . then it came time to divide the batter into the four ziplocs and I was trying to think what would be the easiest/least messy way to do that. Each one was supposed to be one cup.
Yup, that was my mistake, a metal measuring cup dipped into the batter. oops!
What does it do anyway? Do you think it's ruined? Should I throw it out?
If you're not afraid to have a starter that ever so briefly had a brush with metal then they're still up for grabs. If I have somehow ruined it I'll completely understand if no one wants the starters.
Also is it bad that I used metal measuring cups (my others were in the dishwasher!) and metal measuring spoons (the only kind I have) when adding the final ingredients to my portion before baking?
an Amish friendship bread making novice,