Friendship Cake?

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Registered: 02-24-2014
Friendship Cake?
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Wed, 02-26-2014 - 1:38pm

 Thanks!

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Registered: 06-13-2005
Mon, 03-17-2014 - 8:06pm
I think you are talking about Amish Friendship bread? I have made it before, but it was too much work for me to ever make it again. Plus, it makes so much bread at the end that we didn't eat it all. It's very tasty, though.
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Registered: 02-27-1999
Mon, 03-10-2014 - 11:06pm

We used to have a ton of info on this here but I can't find it now.  Let's start over with the recipes!

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Registered: 02-24-2014
Mon, 03-03-2014 - 1:12pm

I am so sorry...I don't know what happened to the body of my request, but kudos to the ones of you who knew what I was looking for.  Yes, it IS a starter...you create the yeast base, with fruits etc...then once it starts to ferment, you share a portion of it with friends, who add their own fruit, and then share the working 'starter' with their friends too.

Thanks very much to everyone who offered an idea on how to find the recipe..!!  If I find it, and once I try it and know it's good, I'll share on line too Smile

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Registered: 10-01-2002
Sat, 03-01-2014 - 6:35pm
Linda you are right but it is a cake also... just part of the cake the other parts is given to friends..
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Registered: 10-01-2002
Sat, 03-01-2014 - 6:34pm
I think so A friendship cake I think is a cake that is give in part to friends and they would add certain things to it in days then once you add the ingredients day by day on a certain day its divide up and given to friends to which they would also add things to it and divide it up also... I have made it and given it away too.. NOT bad of a cake too.. I think I have the recipe someplace....
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Registered: 12-03-1999
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 10:59pm

There are 2 versions of cake that I know of, plus the 2 SEPERATE starters.  The 30 day starter, and subsequent cake, ferments fruit into alcohol.  The 10 day starter, and subsequent tea bread/coffee cake, ferments milk, sugar and flour into a sourdough-type starter.  You can start this with a cake of yeast, or leave the initial mix uncovered for a few hours to capture wild yeast.  All are on line.  Google what you want.  BTW, the 10 day starter recipe is also called Amish Friendship Bread, AND Herman the German.

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Registered: 01-25-2000
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 5:18pm

If I'm not mistaken it is not the cake itself, but a starter.  It's called a frienship starter that you can keep going much like sourdough starter.  You use it to make cakes and then add a bit to it when you use it and you can also give some starter to friends and family.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 3:44pm

I've never heard of it before but doing a search came across this: http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/7900/thirty-day-friendship-cake Sounds interesting! Is that what you're talking about! 


demecafe

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Registered: 09-02-2008
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 1:58pm

I looked at this thread out of curiousity as to what a friendship cake is and now I am even more curious.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Wed, 02-26-2014 - 9:08pm

How about a clue as to what you are looking for?