Friday, July 10, 2009

Last of the Sparkly Bread

The other morning my little kiddies woke up to a surprise for breakfast. Sparkly Bread. Zoe words were, "Finally. Mom made some more sparkly bread." Actually, I didn't make more, I just took a loaf out of the freezer and let it thaw overnight.

You may be thinking, "Sparkly Bread?" Let me explain. You probably know this delicious treat by another name...Amish Friendship Bread. My little kiddies like to call it Sparkly Bread because of the lovely, glistening, sparkly sugar on top.

A while back, my friend Misti, gave me a zippered plastic bag and a note. The zippered bag contained a mixture and the note contained directions for the mixture. Little did I know how much we all would fall in love with this bread. But, fall we did.
The note tells you to keep a "starter" for yourself, and then give the rest away to friends. At the end of the note, it also explains that if you give away all your "starters," you'll have to wait until someone else gives you another back.
Well, I've got to tell you...I cheated. I saved one of the "starters," instead of giving it away, and made more bread for my family. Then I froze it. So we could have some for later. Guess what? I also found out you don't have to wait for it to come around again. I found a recipe for the "starter" and some for the bread. This one is most like the one I received. It uses pudding.
Give it a try and give some away!

10 comments:

The Calico Crew said...

Could you bring that last piece to me? I haven't had sparkly bread since the last time. It really is like a dessert. mmmmm--you're going to have to teach me to be more techy like you. I don't know how you are able to post links like that in your blog. I'm sure you want to teach me later though :)

Saddie said...

Oh I LOVE amish friendship bread, but I do not love to make it. I don't do so well with delayed gratification. Perhaps someday when I grow up ...

A vintage Girl said...

oh yes, this is good stuff! saskia

JILLIAN said...

IT LOOKS SO YUMMY AND I LOVE THE NAME "SPARKLY BREAD".
WHAT A GOOD MOTHER YOU ARE.

The Gubler Fam said...

I would love to be considered one of your friends and recieve a starter--I love sparkly bread!!

JILLIAN said...

HOW SERENDIPITOUS,BECAUSE SERENDIPITY IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE WORDS.
ASK MY KIDS.
I AM ALWAYS TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO USE IT IN A SENTENCE.
I ALSO LOVE THE WORD ONOMATOPOEIA.
IT'S JUST A LITTLE HARDER TO USE VERY OFTEN.

I'VE MISSED YOUR BLOGGING.

JILLIAN said...

P.S.
NOT ONE OF MY GIRLS COULD FINISH THE NURSERY RHYME SO YOU ARE THE WINNER.
I GUESS I DIDN'T DO A VERY GOOD JOB OF TELLING THEM NURSERY RHYME'S WHEN THEY WERE JUST WEE ONE'S.

keri said...

are you going to come back and blog? Miss reading your posts

Chris and Kathy Hurst said...

Ummmm.... I thought we talked about this blog thing! We need to hear from you soon!

JILLIAN said...

DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO RAYNE?