Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Free to a Good Home!

Are you a loving and caring cook? Will you mash me and feed me and care for me like your own? If so, let me know if you'd like to be the lucky recipient of a bag of Amish starter and a copy of this fabulously butter and flour stained, vintage-y looking recipe.


Amish StarterLike the chain letter of breads, Amish Friendship Bread is a great bread for the holidays or to coerce your friends into baking. It's also wonderful if you're a lover of cinnamon, sugar, or streusel toppings (pointing a finger at myself). After caring for & feeding your starter for about 10 days, you quadruple it, divide it up and bake yourself a ridiculously good cinnamon coffeecake type bread. You can bake several small loaves but we decided to make one ginormous cinnamon monstrosity. Pass along the starter to friends and the chain continues. It's all good fun until you use up all your precious baking supplies. This project requires a lot of flour and sugar!

Amish Friendship Bread
** The giveaway is closed, but click here for a recipe to make your own***

If you'd like to be a recipient, just leave a comment by tomorrow morning (Wednesday). I have a few of these to give out. Just for kicks, let me know your favorite dessert to pass along to friends!

I believe there are other uses for Amish starter. I'll experiment and keep you posted!

24 comments:

Coree said...

Oh, that sounds good. I would like one!

My favorite recipe is Heath Bar Crackers. They taste just like Heath Bars!

Saltine crackers, enough to cover cookie sheet
2 sticks of butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 (12 oz.) bag chocolate chips

Line a cookie sheet with crackers. In saucepan, melt butter, then add brown sugar. Boil 3 minutes. Remove from fire and pour over crackers. Put pan in oven, 350 degree preheated, for 5 minutes. Mixture will be bubbling. Take out, sprinkle chocolate chips over top and smooth around until chips melt. Smooth like frosting a cake. Cool one hour and cut into pieces.

Aleisha said...

Oooh me! My favorite thing to eat for dessert are snickerdoodle cookies... easy, quick, and delish!

Aleisha said...

email is aleishamartin@yahoo.com

MaryBeth said...

WOW... that sounds awesome, I would love to have one. My favorite dessert is my Peanut butter pie. You can find the recipe on my site. My e-mail is mdaniels1986@yahoo.com

HKMV said...

Oooh! sounds tasty. I want. I can live next to the sour dough.

Lisa said...

Isn't this good? I made one a few weeks ago and now I will be getting it back from a neighbor to make another.

Sarah said...

i posted about my amish friendship bread adventure a few months ago. it is a lot of fun, but it can take over your life if you aren't careful!

ConversationsWithACupcake said...

Don't you just love-and loathe-Amish starter? Such a blessing. Such a burden.

I do hope you're able to pass it along to a few lucky friends.

THANKS so much for stopping by my blog! It's so nice to have you. Please do come by anytime.

Oh...and FAVE dessert...Mint Brownies. Ahhhhh.

Maria said...

Love this bread! It is so good!

I have too many favorites, but chocolate chip cookies, brownies, and gelato are up there on the list!

Carmen Cooks said...

Amish starter!! sounds very interesting indeed... I love to make chocolate chip cookies for friends. Nobody ever tires of a good choc chip cookie. :)

Huny said...

My favorite dessert to eat and share is Turtle Cheese Cake.

email address teresamuckle@yahoo.com

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never had Amish bread, but I WANT it! It looks great! My favorite dessert is pie: dutch apple pie, peanut butter pie, pecan pie, coconut cream pie, pumpkin pie....

The John said...

My sister gave me some of the Amish bread and it was yummy! As far as deserts I am a pretty plain guy. Give me vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup and I am good to go! I do bake mean yellow ckae with chocolate frosting though!

Bunny said...

My favorite recipe is Apple Crumb pie...warm!

Maris said...

I have actually never heard of Amish starter! I have a lot to learn... :)

But LOVE anything chocolate chip. LOVE.

alexandra's kitchen said...

I missed the cutoff. drats! this sounds like fun. are you going to share the recipe for Amish starter on your blog? or is it a by-mail only type exchange. totally understand if it's the latter.

My favorite dessert to give to give to people are these boozy chocolate truffles:

http://alexandracooks.blogspot.com/2007/12/boozy-chocolate-truffles.html

Erica said...

I love that bread! I got a starter bag from one of my friends once and mmmm! The recipe is def odd but oh so good!

Helene said...

This looks so good.

Katie said...

I left you a present on my blog! :)

Katrina said...

Love the Amish Friendship bread. I was given some years ago and that is some mighty tasty bread!
I love choc chip cookies!

Julia said...

Yuuum. I'd loooove to be a recipient. My favorite dessert to pass around is actually homemade butterscotch sauce. It tastes good on just about everything. I like mine with fresh apples but ice cream is just as divine.

Mama Bear said...

I hope it's not too late to request receipt of the recipe - my Grandmother made it a few weeks ago but passed on the recipe so I was out of luck!!

Thanks in advance!

Eva said...

I like to pass along my banana bread recipe. I've always wanted this infamous Amish friendship bread starter!

kickpleat said...

oooh, i'd love one! the bread looks amazing.