March 12, 2018
Rooted in the Amish traditions of simplicity and taking one's time, Amish friendship bread is an edible chain letter of sorts, as you make a batch, keep some for yourself and pass on the rest.
The bread is made from a sourdough starter that tends to look gloopy and unappetizing at first but makes a yummy treat over a 10-day period. At the end of the 10 days, the chain letter begins. You save some starter for yourself and divide the rest up to give away.
Take a fun twist on this age-old recipe by adding different flavors to your bread. Writer Darien Gee has a website dedicated to friendship bread, and she explains its traditions and variations on the recipe. Here are a few to try:
Ready to bake? Here's a recipe for the starter