I'm on a new venture. It's the Amish Friendship Bread venture. Amish Friendship bread is this thing where someone gives you a bag of Starter Goo, and you squish the Goo for a few days. Then you add some stuff to it, turn around three times, spin into the wind, do the Hokey Pokey, and then squish it for a few more days. Then you divide the Goo into four batches, the idea of that being that you pass it on as Starter Goo to more of your friends so that they can join into the madness that is Amish Friendship Bread. You add even more things to your batch of Goo - eggs and baking powder, and...other baking stuff, I guess, I don't know, and then you pop it into the oven and VOILA! You have lovely, piping-hot Amish Friendship Bread!
My concern about this bread is that there is yeast in it. Not that I have a problem eating things that have yeast in them, I'm just a little concerned about keeping the yeast alive through the squishing/adding/Hokey Pokey process that I'm required to do over the next few days. I have a problem keeping things alive. I mean, I've done a pretty good job with my kids, and I've not offed my husband accidentally, and I'm fairly certain that my friends feel safe in my presence. But I do tend to kill plants, so I'm concerned that the little microorganisms that are required to make this bread, well, BREAD are going to die under my care and my Amish Friendship Bread is going to actually end up as and Amish Friendship Brick.
Oh well, I'll just pass some of the Goo on to my friend and neighbor Alison the Cooking Goddess and then eat what she bakes.