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Amish Friendship Bread

kitchengoddess's picture

I was given a starter for Amish Friendship Bread.  I nurtured it for 10 days and last night made it.  Mine didn't turn out nearly as yummy as the one my friend gave me to taste.  Mine is dense and her was light and airy.  I have divided the starter to give away now as per the directions but would like to keep one to myself to try again in 10 days.  Has anyone ever made it? does anyone have any suggestions?  I can post the recipe.  I have pictures but my stupid computer is not registering the USB port for the camera, etc...will put them up once I figure that out.

Gretchen's picture

Google for it. And you don't (post #69941, reply #1 of 10)

Google for it. And you don't have to wait 10 days. Look at the recipe you got, and compare it. I haven't made it in 30 years, but there are a LOT of different recipes for it.

Gretchen
Jean's picture

a LOT of different recipes (post #69941, reply #4 of 10)

And none of them all that good as I remember.

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kitchengoddess's picture

It's me, I'm sure (post #69941, reply #5 of 10)

Well, the people that I have given starters to their bread/cake has turned out just fine.  I am trying again this week for the 3rd try.  We'll see what happens.  I cannot believe that i cannot make this work!! It is driving me crazy!

kitchengoddess's picture

Well, I screwed it up again. (post #69941, reply #6 of 10)

Well, I screwed it up again. I forgot to add the eggs!! Doh!  But it turned out much much better than last time...hey maybe the 3rd time is the charm :)

Adele's picture

Mise en place.  Weigh/count (post #69941, reply #7 of 10)

Mise en place.  Weigh/count everything out before you start.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

kitchengoddess's picture

The funny thing is that I (post #69941, reply #8 of 10)

The funny thing is that I took the eggs out of the fridge and I put them right next to the bowl where I was mixking the dough.  Completely ignored them and only after having the cake in the oven for over 15 min, as i was cleaning up that I noticed them! HA

kitchengoddess's picture

3rd time's the charm (post #69941, reply #9 of 10)

Finally I made a good batch!  Well, the last one was pretty good too.  I made it with whole wheat flour this time so I hope it doesn't fall too much.  Turned out beautiful and light this time.  YAY!!  Now I just have to find yet 4 more people to give it to!!! sigh

Jean's picture

Charmed (post #69941, reply #10 of 10)

At least you are persistant.

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Ozark's picture

Throw it out, not worth the (post #69941, reply #2 of 10)

Throw it out, not worth the bother!

 

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Another good idea!!  LOL (post #69941, reply #3 of 10)

Another good idea!!  LOL

Gretchen