Iss - 2007-10-21 23:06:50
.....It wasn't that bad, just unwanted, work-for-it, friendship. Ah yes, the dirigible on the counter full of forgotten yeast. Smelled great, to boot. True friendship means something like a loaf of real bread, already baked, for cryin' out loud.
Ypsidixit - 2007-10-22 08:02:14
True friendship, dear sis, means foisting off a bag of slime--one that's been festering in many kitchens in turn--onto one's loved ones, with the requirement that they stir it for 10 days and then add about 50 additional ingredients. Actually, I didn't know Amish Friendship Bread was still around; I thought it was a fad that had come and gone some years ago.
Iss - 2007-10-22 17:11:46
.....yesh, and the fact that it is festering for extra days on Freecycle is even more funny - I had to chuckle at that one. Am tempted to see if any is up on eBay and what it's going for. Another culinary fad that was all the rage at office potlucks...the dubious "Monkey Bread"..remember that one?
Ypsidixit - 2007-10-22 19:32:07
Dear sis, it's "ripening," I believe, not "festering." Or maybe festering. And how old is the bag o'slime, anyways? Parts of the mixture have been in possibly hundreds of kitchens, yes? Blerghhh.

There IS AFB starter on ebay! Only $4.95! Plus shipping! Plus the 50 ingredients you must supply yourself! A bargain. Note that the description says this is *authentic* AFB--shipped to your house via "Fed Horse-and-Buggy" presumably.

Monkey Bread?! No, I've never heard of this delight! What is it, pray?
Y. - 2007-10-22 19:42:18
Heh. So I go back to gmail and the ad on top is for "Rocky Mountain Braided Bread," whatever that is. "Just like Grand Ma made"--as if Oma would ever have fooled with that, not.

Presumably you make a cut down the middle of the top to symbolize the Continental Divide. And maybe stick a little model Sasquatch on it.
bubba - 2007-10-23 11:25:50
Okay, that link was pretty funny.
Ypsidixit - 2007-10-23 11:40:14
Limited time only! Let the bidding war begin!
Iss - 2007-10-23 23:45:38
Monkey Bread = globs of white flour bread dough slopped through melted butter, cinnamon, and sugar - balls of dough then pressed into Boondt pan and baked, inverted, and pulled apart to our primal ancestors surely did......a doughy mess, if you ask me. Which, you did. Ours at work were *always* acompanied by the photocopied recipe if!
Ypsidixit - 2007-10-24 08:46:08
Dear sis: I take it that you don't make this gourmet delight every day. More's the pity. OK, I've seen pictures of this--like a big unit of sweet biscuits. Dearest sis, would you kindly bring several pans' worth of this delectable carb to our Thanksgiving dinner? I think everybody would LOVE, and you are such a good baker of course. I'll talk it up to Mom so as to whet her and Pop's anticipation, and I'll tell Fritz that your lofty stature as expert baker in the family is predicated purely on your fabulous Simian Biscuits! Jane Goodall's favorite! The one Koko the gorilla invented a new American Sign Language sign for!! Thank you sweetie!!! Yay!

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