{This is just a little "spin off" of my PoeFam blog that is a home for my domestic attempts...recipes, house stuff and more! It's named after my mom's mom, Miriam Elizabeth Davis...better known as "Gackey!" She was a lovely lady and oh so domestic. So, follow me as I try to fill her shoes...or, better yet, wear her apron!}

Monday, May 18, 2009

Friendship Bread

Last week, my friend Jodi gave me a starter for Friendship Bread! I had never done it before and was so excited! So, when we got to Day 10, Q and I got busy! ... After making a really big mess in the kitchen, we gave three bags away (one to Matt's mom, one to Matt's sister, and one to Shannon) and kept one bag so that we can make more...because it is SOOOO yummy! ...So, if you'd like one, let me know, and we'll pass it on to you! :)

Friendship Bread

NOTE: DO NOT use any type of metal spoon or bowl!
DO NOT refrigerate!
If air gets in the bag, let it out.
It is normal for the batter to rise, bubble and ferment.

Day 1: Do nothing. (Make sure your bag is dated)
Day 2: Mush the bag.
Day 3: Mush the bag.
Day 4: Mush the bag.
Day 5: Mush the bag.
Day 6: Add 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of milk to the bag. Mush the bag.
Day 7: Mush the bag.
Day 8: Mush the bag.
Day 9: Mush the bag.
Day 10: Follow the instructions below.

Pour the entire contents of bag into a non metal bowl and add:
1 ½ cup flour
1 ½ cup sugar
1 ½ cup milk
Then, put one cup of the batter in four separate gallon baggies. (So, 4 cups total)

Now, for the rest…
Preheat oven to 325.
To remaining batter add:

3 eggs
½ cup milk
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp salt
2 cups flour
1 cup oil (or ½ cup oil, ½ cup applesauce)
1 cup sugar
½ tsp vanilla
½ tsp baking soda
1 large box of instant vanilla pudding


Grease loaf pans (I used two 8 x 3 ¾ x 2 ½ sized metal pans). Mix additional ½ cup sugar with 1 ½ tsp cinnamon. Dust the greased pans with half of the mixture. Pour batter evenly in pans and sprinkle with the remaining mixture over the top. Bake for 1 hour. Serve warm or cold.

Should the bag not be passed on to a friend on the 10th day, be sure to tell the recipient which day the bag is on when it is presented. The date lines can be used to keep track of the day you are on. … If you are keeping a bag for yourself, you will be baking every 10 days! Enjoy!

Only the Amish know how to create the “starter.” So, if you give all of your bags away, you will have to wait until someone gives you a “starter!”

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things. ~Anonymous

1 comment:

the nelson family said...

Oh my gosh I would love one BUT I live in Houston! Wonder if that's possible. Love these kinds of things! That bread looks delish! Such a cute idea! If you can get one to houston ill take it in a heart beat!