I feel like Laura on Little House on the Prairie. Yesterday, I baked my first batch of Amish Friendship Bread. It turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.
I tweaked the recipe a tad to make it a little healthier – instead of six cups of white flour, I used five cups of whole wheat flour, one cup of white flour, and a cup of flax seeds. It made a very dense nutty bread.
I sliced one loaf and I’m toasting it very low (100 degrees) in the oven to get the moisture out. Then I’ll put the toasts in a baggie and beat it to death with a rolling pin so make whole grain bread crumbs.
It’s always puzzled me why someone doesn’t sell whole wheat breadcrumbs in the grocery store, so I’ll just make my own.
Heck I might even take a few jars to the farmers market tomorrow and see if I can sell them!
For my next batch, I’ve decided to “feed” the starter with garlic potato flakes rather than the unflavored variety. Since I hardly eat bread these days, I’ll be looking for homes for my loaves. Anyone interested?