Today is October 17th. Day 10 of the Amish Friendship Bread creation. I will admit I entered into this little relationship with some misgivings... but tonight I found myself talking to the bag, patting it's little side before I poured it into the bowl to finish the process.
Tonight I added 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 cups milk and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Mixed all together in a non-metal bowl... and then very lovingly poured 1 cup each into 4 ziploc bags.
Yes, my little babies have arrived.
With the remaining starter I added 3 eggs, 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup milk, 1 cup oil, 1/2 t. salt, 1/2 t. baking soda, 1 1/2 t. baking powder, 2 t. cinnamon and 1/2 t. vanilla. You also mix 1/2 cup sugar with 1/2 t. cinnamon.. to make cinnamon sugar and you sprinkle half the mixture into the bottom of 2 greased loaf pans.... pour in the batter and then sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar on top. Bake for 1 hour at 325 degrees.
Well... I only have one loaf to display. The other loaf disappeared quickly.
This bread almost remains me of a mini cinnamon muffin I make from a Martha Stewart recipe using buttermilk. It's rich and smooth and sweet. It's actually quite good... and my hubby, who actually thought I was wasting my time for the last 10 days stated, "we are keeping 2 starters, right?"