Friendship Bread

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About 10 days ago I received a chain letter bread, an Amish Cinnamon Friendship Bread to be exact.  The concept of the Friendship Bread is pretty cool.  You receive a “starter” and it’s a 10 day process before the actual bread can be baked.  In between the 10 days there’s a lot of mushing and squishing.  Then on the 10th day before you bake it you split up the batter into 4 and give to 3 people and if you choose keep one for yourself. 

The odd thing about the mix is it is kept on the counter for the whole 10 days and at some point it begins to smell a little funny, but don’t fret that’s how it’s supposed to be.  (I ate half a loaf a slice of the bread last night and I didn’t get sick or keel over.)

Once baked the bread is super moist with a slight crunch from the cinnamon sugar that is on the top and sides. 

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You are probably wondering when you will recieve your starter, so you can enjoy this delectable bread.  Well, I hope you know someone who received this chain bread, because I sure as hell ain’t Amish and I don’t know how to make a starter…..(Are you ready for the BUT?)

BUT, I think Google may know how to make a starter, so I saved you the trouble of searching for it and did it for you myself.

Click on the links below:

Amish Friendship Bread Starter Recipe

Amish Friendship Bread Instructions

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From what I have read on multiple websites online the starter can be frozen for up to 2 months.  If you don’t freeze it you would be baking every 10 days.  Don’t get me wrong this bread is UH-MAZING, but I don’t think I would want to eat it every 10 days.  It wouldn’t work for my waistline so well. 

You can also freeze an already baked Friendship Bread for up to 3 months, just remember to wrap it up really well and use freezer bags.

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