So the whole point of Amish Friendship bread is to make a bread, keep a starter for yourself and then share a couple with friends so they can make bread and pass the
I ran out of friends. At least friends who were willing to take Fred and give him a good home. Funny how I haven't run out of friends willing to take a loaf of finished bread though. Hmmmm...
Seriously, it got to a point when people would see me coming with a bag of goo, they would run screaming through the hallways. People avoided my calls, changed their phone numbers, sent their kids to different daycares...
Well, maybe it didn't get that bad but in any case, no one else wanted the stuff.
So I have created selfish bread. I cut the ingredients down, feed him less and thus at the end of the 10 day cycle, I have enough to keep one for myself and enough to make my bread. The proportions are the same, just less. He's happy but I no longer have extra starter to give away
This bread was good. Really good. I ate slightly more of it than I did the others. My 11 year old ate literally half of an 8 x 8 pan which I am secretly rather happy he did as to keep it from me. He's skinny, he can take it. I gave a pan to my friend and she and her kids agreed that this was the best one yet.
I was going to go just butterscotch but at the last minute decided to throw some chocolate mini's over the top, I figured it would look prettier. And, dude, it's chocolate. One doesn't need an excuse to add chocolate to anything.
Any suggestions for next weeks bread?
Check out my other Amish Bread creations:
Week 1: Cinnamon
Week 2: Almond Joy
Week 3: White Chocolate Almond Craisin
Week 4: Pistachio Pineapple Coconut
Butterscotch Amish Friendship Bread
About 1 cup of starter
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
2 small boxes of butterscotch pudding
1 cup butterscotch chips
Topping = 1 cup butterscotch chips and 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Spray 2 loaf pans or 8 x 8 pans with cooking spray. I find they cook better in the 8 x 8 pans. Sprinkle the insides of pan with sugar. Mix all ingredients together and pour into pans. Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle over the top of the bread mixture. Bake at 325 for about 1 hour. Enjoy!
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.