Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Amish Friendship Bread for Everyone!

Here's one of the small loaves. It has Pampered Chef's Sweet Caramel Sprinkles on top!

A friend gave me a starter for Amish Friendship Bread this week. If you haven't tried it, you might love it. But it might also soon become a love/hate relationship. (Relationship with bread? Maybe...)
The way it works is that you keep adding flour, sugar and milk to the bag when indicated and leave it on your counter- not in the fridge. The whole mixture ferments and on the Special Baking Day you mix it up with a pudding mix of your choice along with flavorings of your choice. I used Banana Cream Pudding with Maple flavoring, cinnamon and nutmeg. I must say, it's delicious and the kids have had several pieces! I also put in Spelt Flour and Brown Rice Flour instead of plain white. On the day you bake it, you separate the starter and give it away- if you can! LOL It gets to be hard to give away after awhile. But with all the possibilities, you could have a different flavor every 10 days!

Chocolate with vanilla flavor and chocolate chips
Lemon with vanilla and Pampered Chef Lemon Sprinkles
Chocolate with almond flavor
Vanilla pudding with vanilla
Oreo pudding with vanilla
Vanilla pudding with Raspberries
White Chocolate Pudding with Raspberries
Nuts, coconut, dried fruit, cranberries, pineapple.....

See what I mean? The possibilities are endless! So, just in case you are the delightful recipient of some Amish Friendship Bread starter... here's some ideas for you!

(I do believe you can google the recipe for the starter if you wanted it.... )


Uncovered Ruby said...

I haven't been by in a long time. I'm sorry for that..I was going back and reading your past posts..you are such a beautiful Godly woman..thank you for sharing your thoughts. And yes, this Amish bread is delicious but not light on the calories! :-) Take care...Lisa

Kristin said...

Thanks Lisa. I seem to just write what's on my heart. I'm glad someone else enjoys it! I've decided to start over and make Friendship cake. It's similar but has fruit; peaches, pineapples and such. It's delicious too!