I met with a friend of mine last week so we could visit and let the kids run wild together, and when she arrived she handed me a bag filled with cake batter. I had no idea what it was, but she told me to just follow the directions on the paper that were attached and have fun!
The recipe called for a lot of waiting, and waiting some more, and mushing the bag…and then I had to add some flour, sugar and milk and mush some more. Evidently, the only way to receive this Amish recipe is from the Amish themselves, so if you are never given a bag, you will never be able to make it! So I HAD to try it! (In my googling, I learned that there are variations on the internet of how to make the Starter Batter, but I don't know if any of them are the true Amish recipe. You know, because all chain letters are exactly what they say they are and really I was just afraid that if I didn't make the bread my friend might not want to hang out again. Lisa! I made the bread!!)
When I got home, I immediately googled "Amish bread pass it on" because I wanted to know what this was going to taste like, and also I was convinced that we might all get food poisoning because according to the recipe you are not supposed to refrigerate the batter. BUT! I made it through the 10 day course of "mushing", and here I am! Alive! And eating yummy Amish Friendship Bread (as I discovered it is named)!
Now I will be passing this little edible friendship chain along to some lucky ladies and hopefully they will enjoy it as much as I have. Next time I think I will add some chopped apples with the raisins!