Last night we went out to Johnny Carino's to celebrate my friend Amy's 40th birthday. I know you're thinking...What??? She doesn't look a day over 30! We had a great time celebrating Amy with our friends. And so, to answer the question How to look great at any age??? It's Amy's secret. If I ever find it out, I'll let you know. :)
Ahhh, my house smells divine right now! A friend of mine recently made this bread for a baby shower and passed on the recipe to me. It's a 10 day recipe. Patience, people, patience. It's so good, but it's not the healthiest bread. So, moderation is key. :) This is a fun activity to do with kids too. My boys have helped me "mush the bag" every day. And they have the bread for a treat! Here is the recipe if you'd like to try it:
Amish Friendship Bread
Starter bag - 1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
Day 1 - Start your bag (use a big ziploc) and do nothing
Day 2 - mush the bag
Day 3 - mush the bag
Day 4 - mush the bag
Day 5 - mush the bag
Day 6 - Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, mush the bag
Day 7 - mush the bag
Day 8 - mush the bag
Day 9 - mush the bag
Day 10 - Follow these instructions:
Pour the entire contents of the bag into a non-metal bowl.
Measure out FOUR separate bags of batter (1 CUP batter per bag) put into 1 gallon size ziploc bags. KEEP a starter bag for yourself if you wish and give the other 3 to friends along with a copy of this recipe. Be sure to mark each bag with the date they were filled so recipe can be tracked accurately.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Add the following to the remaining batter in the bowl:
1 cup oil
1/2 c. milk
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
1 large box vanilla instant pudding
Grease 2 large loaf pans. Dust pans with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Pour batter equally between the 2 pans. Sprinkle a little more cinnamon sugar on top. Bake 1 hour. Cool until bread loosens from sides.