See Sheppy's Blog: Friendship Bread.
What is "Friendship Bread"?
“Amish Friendship Bread is a type of bread or cake made from a sourdough starter that is often shared in a manner similar to a chain letter. The starter is a substitute for baking yeast and can be used to make many kinds of yeast-based breads, shared with friends, or frozen for future use.”
“It’s a gloopy, unappetizing substance in a bag that you mash for ten days before baking the most heavenly bread in the world.”
Either way ... you can find information about how to make it and what to make with it at The Friendship Bread Kitchen.
The newest recipe I tried was Amish Friendship Bread Cornbread.
Just for the fun of it, I made it on my Weber Kettle.
Here is the recipe ..
- ½ cup flour
- 1½ cups cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1½ cups milk or buttermilk
- ¼ cup butter melted
- Preheat oven 400° F (205° C). Oil a 9" cast-iron skillet or round pan. Place in over to preheat.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
- In a small bowl, combine starter, eggs, oil milk, and butter. Mix well.
- Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients to center of well and gently incorporate. Do not overmix.
- Carefully remove the hot pan from the oven. Pour cornbread batter into pan and return to oven.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until the top browns and the edges begin to pull away from the sides of the skillet..
Other than replacing the word "oven" with the words "Weber kettle", I pretty much followed the recipe exactly.
It turned out pretty good, but it was not the best cornbread I've had. It certainly is not the best of the Friendship Bread recipes I've tried.
So, at some point, I may look into modifying this recipe.
Keep an eye on Sheppy's Blog: Cornbread, and maybe you'll see a better recipe.
You can also keep an eye on Sheppy's Blog: Friendship Bread for more recipes that I try with the Friendship Bread starter.