So did you know that the starter for this bread, that sits on your counter, is alive? I knew this but was trying to live in denial because it sounded creepy knowing this this bag was alive. Until it became. A pet.
Yes, a pet.
My kids even named it. Fred. Fred bread. Cute.
So in order to keep Fred alive, he has to be fed every 5 days at least. So we add the sugar, flour and milk to feed Fred.
Are you as creeped out as I am?
Strange as it is, we are still enjoying the progeny of the original Fred. With many more in store for the future.
As long as we keep feeding Fred.
I'm actually going on vacation in the morning so my brother will have to take care and feed Fred. I'm sure he'll be okay. We're going to Wisconsin Dells, the kids are excited beyond belief. I have a few things posting automatically throughout the week but you won't actually be hearing from me. I'll be at the waterpark. :-)
This batch was delicious. I'm still trying to get the knack of cooking time with adding different ingredients. I added a cup of white chocolate chips to the bread and it took much longer to cook. Mine took about 1 hour and 20 minutes, maybe even a bit longer. The outsides were slightly overdone but the insides finally got done. I think I am going to try cooking
Check out my other Amish Friendship Bread recipes!
Amish Cinnamon Friendship Bread
Almond Joy Amish Friendship Bread
White Chocolate Almond Craisin Amish Bread
About a cup or so of starter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
2 small boxes of white chocolate instant pudding
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup craisins
Topping: 1 cup white chocolate chips, 1/2 cup slivered almonds
Spray 2 loaf pans with cooking spray and sprinkle with a dusting of sugar. Mix all ingredients except for topping and divide evenly into the 2 pans. Sprinkle topping evenly over the top of the loaves. Bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 25 minutes at 325. Check to see when the middle is done. Cool until bread loosens from pans, about 10 minutes. Turn out into serving dish. Enjoy!