August 26, 2007
Amish Friendship Bread
I was so excited to receive a batter bag for Amish Friendship Bread recently. The bag came with a page of instructions. The batter ferments for 10 days and at the end of the 10th day, I could bake the bread.
Leading to the 10th day, all I had to do was mash the bag everyday, add flour, milk and sugar on the 5th day, and add more of the same ingredients on the 10th day and then use past of the batter to bake the bread. The bread was more like a cake - moist and delicious.
Here is where it gets interesting! I got to divide the batter in 4 bags and pass the batter forward to my friends. It reminded me of chain letters (not e-mails, but actual letters) that were the rage in school!
I decided to pass it on to Nupur of One Hot Stove in the hope that it will become a unique Event. The batter is passed from one food blogger to the next and we all will share a bit of the batter, make our own changes to the bread and make it our own. Isn't that neat? I hope it will become a "pass the batter to friends" event.
When you receive the batter, all you have to do is write a post about it with a link to this post, the person who sent it, and the person you forward the batter to for baking. I will update the list as we go along.
Since the instructions come with the batter, I won't go into the detail of the recipe, but here are the changes I made to the recipe.
I used whole wheat flour which made the bread denser.
I added banana and raisins.
I also reduced about 3/4 cup of sugar from the mix. The bread was mildly sweet.
The bread was devoured in a day!