The name of this new addiction is Amish Friendship Bread. Someone must have really ticked off the Amish at some point. This, I think, is their revenge.
Every batch of bread produces 2 really fantastic tasting loaves and 4 starters. One to keep for your next fix and 3 to hook your friends on. The ultimate gift that keeps on giving.
One of the beauties of this stuff is the endless variations to the recipe. I've made it with every kind of nut I have available in the pantry. (Present company excluded) You can use virtually any kind of pudding mix in it, and it's almost impossible to make a bad loaf.
My only real problem with this stuff is what to do with all the extra starters it produces. While talking to my
This is how it all begins:
My latest couple of loaves:
I added pecans, nutmeg and applesauce to them.
I have this pan that I've been dying to use so instead of making 2 loaves, I just dumped it in to one pan and got artsy. I believe this was my 1st attempt using chocolate pudding.