Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Day 11

The Amish Friendship Bread is in the oven. I hope it's edible.

It certainly proves to me yet again that cooking is not my cup of tea. After two visits to the best grocery store in the world I was still unable to locate the craisins I'd hope to add to one of the two loafs. I am not an accurate measurer when it comes to cooking or baking. Some of this, some of that. This time I mixed up the baking soda and baking powder. And the last of the oil didn't quite equal one cup. I also don't have two regular loaf pans, so I figured one big and two little would work fine. Except I forgot to grease the third pan.


It smells absolutely scrumptious though.

I resisted eating any of the batter, even though that looked and smelled tasty too. And it wasn't the three eggs I was worried about, it was the bag of goo that had been fermenting on my counter for eleven days. And the portion of that which had been fermenting on Wealthy Co-Worker's counter for ten days before that. And the portion of that which had been fermenting on her neighbor's counter for ten days before that. You see my problem or am I out of line worrying about such details? Because I really like to eat batter.

I waited an extra day to bake the bread because of the heat wave we were experiencing yesterday. I wanted to wait until the cooler weather arrived to take advantage of the oven running for an hour. Besides, after the bag of goo sat around so long, what's one more day?

If this batch doesn't turn out well I still have another starter for myself and three for my friends.


Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Oh fun! I wish I could have some. Mmmm Yum yum. Too bad about the craisins. I had some nice bing cherries, but I just ate the last of them. (THANKS BB)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Biker Buddy enjoyed it too. We both think it would prolly be OK to eat some batter BUT you have to keep in mind that the yeasties grow in your stomach and will make you a little bloated and burpish--but they won't hurt you.

BerryBird said...

What a great series of meanders along the recipe path! I wouldn't eat that batter either. But I happen to know the very best grocery store in the world does carry craisins.

SkippyMom said...

This is why I can cook a great meal but cannot bake. Baking requires such precise measurements and I am just not a precise-kind-of-gal...

As for the craisins - shouldn't they still be "in season"? They are never where I think they are going to be when I go, by the RAISINS? heehee

Good luck with the bread! Hope it is yummy