Monday: Weekly Family Activity—Getting to know the neighbors…

September 8th, 2008 in Monday: Weekly Family Activity

Scroll down a couple posts for the great Halloween Giveaway.

We moved into our house this Spring and to be honest we have not done a good job getting to know the neighbors. In my last neighborhood one of the ladies started this tradition…

Amish Friendship Bread

Amish Friendship Bread

I am sure lots of you have heard of this or done it at least once, but it has been awhile since I have and I want to start it back up again!

For those of you who haven’t Amish Friendship Bread it is, “Amish Friendship Bread is a type of sourdough starter that is often shared in a manner similar to a chain letter.[1] The starter is a substitute for baking yeast and can be used to make many kinds of yeast-based breads, shared with friends, or frozen for future use. The sweet, cake-like Amish Cinnamon Bread is a common bread that is made from this starter; it is a simple, stirred quickbread that includes a substantial amount of sugar and vegetable oil, with a mild cinnamon flavor. It has characteristics of both pound cake and coffee cake.

A common recipe using this starter suggests using one cup (240 ml) of it to make bread, keeping one cup to start a new cycle, and giving the remaining two cups to friends. The process of sharing the starter makes it somewhat like a chain letter. One cup of starter makes one standard loaf of bread.”

Martha Stewart has a great recipe to get your started.

So does Recipezaar and Allrecipes.

What a great way to introduce yourself to neighbors and bake up some yummy bread.

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