I used to make candles, but haven’t since I left Branson. One of my favorite scents was Amish Friendship Bread. I still have the link to the company who sold the fragrance oil, so when I finally do start melting wax again, I can use that scent.
Recently, a co-worker asked me if I wanted a starter for Amish Friendship Bread. Since I have such fond memories of the candle scent, I said yes. That was before I realized what was involved in this tradition. When it comes time to make the bread 3 days from now, the directions say to put 1 cup of the starter in 4 different ziploc bags and mark them with the date. Then I am to give the starter to friends with a set of directions on how to make the bread. That sounds great in theory. I’m just not sure I know enough people here in OK that would like the friendship bread starter.
What am I supposed to do then? Hand it out on the street?
I can see that one now. LOL! I suspect I would get some very strange looks when I tried to hand a bag of starter out.
I saw some given away on FreeCycle. I could do that. Explain that I don’t know enough people in the area, and am not sure who I should give it to.
Or I can make one batch, keep a bag of the mix for myself, then dump the rest down the drain.
After all, who would know what I did with it? I’m sure Amari isn’t going to go looking in my trash.
Or, since a batch makes 2 loaves of bread, I can figure out what would be left after taking out the 4 cups, double that amount and make 4 loaves of bread to bring some to work. Then I can leave some starter on the desk with the bread, with the directions.
Or I can make a single batch, and leave 3 bags of starter on the desk. Then I can make some for the family in another 10 days.
I still think the office is going to get overrun with Amish Friendship Bread starter.