Will you be my friend?

The Wikipedia article starts:
Amish Friendship Bread (along with Amish Cinnamon Bread) is the chain letter of the baking world.
I shoulda known I was in trouble.
I got a bag of "Amish Friendship Bread" starter (yeast goop) from a friend at work (and was offered more by another friend at work a few days later) with instructions similar to these attached. And so the 10-day journey begins, mushing and burping the bag, feeding it a bit, and waiting.

Tomorrow's day 10, and I'll actually get bread out of the silly stuff. I hope it's good. Here's where the chain-letter aspect comes in: tomorrow, I'll feed the goop some more milk/flour/sugar, then, before mixing the rest of the bread ingredients, I'll split out 4 new Amish Friendship Bread starters into bags, 1 for me and 3 to share with friends. As Matt M. said, it's not often you have to prove you have 3 friends. So that's my goal in posting this a day early, to get takers for the anticipated pre-bread goop and instructions I'll have tomorrow. Email me or leave a comment, and I'll even deliver the starter to you, perhaps even with some of my bread, if it turns out OK (I promise not to pawn it off on you if it doesn't!). If I have more than 3 takers, I'm sure the aforementioned friends would have some left over, or I'll have some for you in a week and a half (after the next 10-day cycle). I'll even deliver it all the way to Lafayette, Beth, because I think you'll enjoy this, we like car trips, and it'll be nice to get some of this out of my circle here so I won't be offered any back. :)
So, any takers?


Ashley said...

I'll take it if you deliver it to me. :-)

Joanna said...

I KNEW you were going to say that Ashley. I could mail it to you, seriously.

Matt Moberly said...

I can't believe I was the second person to try to offload friendship bread starters in the same week. I think it's the first time anybody's even brought any in in the 6 years I've worked here.

So we had to throw our 3 friendship bread starters out. It's hard to feel popular when you can't even give food away.

Good luck to you.

Melissa said...

If I were closer, I would totally take some. :)

I haven't had some Amish Friendship Bread in AGES. And let me tell you, it is the best.

beth said...

Haha, you got me. I was totally thinking, "Hmm... Sounds interesting, but surely she wouldn't want to drive all the way up here just to pawn off some bread goop."

So since I was actually mentioned *by name* I'LL DO IT! :-)

And if the baby comes before it's done, I'll take it to the hospital and mush it there. :-P

Ashley said...

Well, I really wanted to see *you* but I guess bread would do. ;-)

But seriously... if you're looking for a 3rd person then you can totally mail it to me. :-) But I wouldn't want to take it away from a deserving close-by friend. It's up to you. :-)

Matt Wissman said...

You could also take a trip up to Muncie. I like baking bread (with the help of a bread machine) but I've never made this type of bread.


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