Whatchoo gonna do with all these posts? All these posts inside your tru…
Okay. So…since my last post I have — mowed the lawn, worked on the garden, finished those letters, showered, dressed, started a load of laundry, read, started to upload photos and my batteries died, put batteries in recharger, cleaned up office, sprayed wd-40 on bike and remembered I left the oil in the car that isn’t home right now, and…….
Amish Friendship Bread
[Given to me by the lovely and talented Laima last week at scrabble...so that's Thursday and it was already on day 5]
Day 1. Do nothing. This is the day you receive the batter. Make sure the bag is dated.
Day 2. Mush the bag.
Day 3. Mush the bag.
Day 4. Mush the bag.
Day 5. Mush the bag.
Day 6. Add to bag 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Mush the bag.
Day 7. Mush the bag.
Day 8. Mush the bag.
Day 9. Mush the bag.
Day 10. Mix and divide the started as follows: Pour the entire contests of the bag into a non-metal bowl and add 1/2 cup flour, 1 and 1/2 cups sugar, 1 and 1/2 cups milk. Then measure 1 cup of batter into 4 1-gallon baggies. Keep one for yourself and give the other three to friends along with a copy of this recipe.
Preheat Oven to 325 degrees
To the remaining batter in the bowl add:
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
1 cup oil (or 1/2 oil plus 1/2 applesauce)
2 tsp cinnamon
1.5 tsp baking power
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 large box of instant pudding
optional: add 1 cup chopped nuts or raisins
Grease and flour two large loaf pans. Pour batter mixture evenly in each pan. Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar with 1/2 tsp cinnamon over top. Bake one hour. Cool until bread loosens from pan evenly (about 10 min). Bread can be served warm or cold.
NOW….what REALLY happened.
The baggie leaked and was in a tupperware container. It was icky to touch and I didn’t want to get my hands all ickified to check the date. I trusted Laima. I came home promptly put it on a lower -out-of-sight bookself.
Day 6 until now….I didn’t do anything. I let it sit and felt guilty about not following instructions. Today is Day 12.
I was going to throw it out…but then thought…why not? I have three eggs. So I poured/squeezed the slurry into a big plastic bowl and then proceeded to stir it with a big metal spoon. Stir stir stir….oh crap — I realized by the time I added the flour — no metal spoon? Whoops. Tossed it and replaced it with a wooden spoon while I finished adding ingredients.
I used sugar free instant vanilla pudding. I whipped it up, threw it into pans and put in my preheated 350 oven. Came in here to start typing this up and realized … oh crap…it’s supposed to be 325. Whoops. Ran back and adjusted temperature.
Now I am waiting for 40 more minutes to pass to see what happens.