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For those who are familiar with Amish Friendship Bread: Did I ruin mine?

Asked by MissAusten (16132points) February 13th, 2010

Someone gave me the starter for Amish Friendship Bread. I didn’t pay enough attention to the date on the bag and am a couple of days off in the instructions. I should have added flour, sugar, and milk to the starter on Day 6, but didn’t do it until Day 8. According to the original time line, I should have baked the bread on Feb 11 but gave it a couple of days to make up for adding the ingredients late. I’d like to bake the bread today, but don’t want to kill anyone with overly fermented bread or hand out more starter dough if it isn’t good at this point.

It looks and smells normal, if that’s any help. This is the recipe I use. Thanks in advance!

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Harp's avatar

No fears on the food poisoning front. At worst, it will taste a bit yeastier and be a bit denser than normal, If you’re seeing the typical signs of yeast activity (increase in volume, bubbling), then the culture is still alive and that will keep other nasties from setting up camp.

MissAusten's avatar

@Harp Thanks for the reassurance!

lfino's avatar

I think it’s pretty hard to screw up Friendship Bread unless you just forget about it for a week or so. I used to make it quite a bit, but I’d adjust the schedule of the recipe to fit my schedule so I could do the baking on weekends or certain evenings when I had more time. I have also added apple cider as the liquid before baking, and threw in chopped walnuts and raisins. Great stuff!

MissAusten's avatar

I baked it yesterday and it turned out great. I figured it would be OK, but the worrier in me needed a second opinion!

lfino's avatar

Never hurts to check with somebody! Especially food when you’re hoping you don’t kill someone:)

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