Amish Friendship Bread
When I got back from NJ there were a few surprises waiting for me back at my townhouse... the first was that the entire house was decked out in full blown Christmas glory (Roomie Steph loves her some christmas). I have to say it looks beautiful, but still made me laugh when I walked into it all :) (also funny I'm not used to expecting it since we've been living together for 6 years now!) The second surprise was a weird bag of white goo on the kitchen table... there was a sheet of paper under it with these instructions:
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Steph was given said goo (a bag of starter) from her John's sister. Lucky for me, Steph was planning on making said goo into a cake that night! We were both a bit sceptical of the whole thing... but away she went stiring and mixing. I accidentally left our loaf pan at my John's... so she made this in a 9x9 pan and a small loaf pan. It was supposed to make 2 normal sized loaves. And can I tell you... The crumb... so tender... the crust... a sweet crisp!! AMAZING!!!
Now don't go thinking it's super healthy or anything... Steph did health it up a little though. Instead of a cup of oil she used 1/2 oil 1/2 apple sauce. She also used skim instead of whole milk YUM! Oh and she upped the vanilla to 1 tsp instead of a 1/2. Good job Steph GOOD JOB!!!! I'm totally going to try to health it up more with another bag of starter she has! Can't wait to see how it comes out!
As you see the note says you can't know how to make the starter... Amish secret recipe... well good thing the Amish don't use the internet, otherwise they would not be happy to see someone leaked said secret recipe on All Recipes!!! You can find it here. :D