Have A Slice

If you thought the recent story about the 70 year old fruitcake that sold for $575 was crazy how about a 100 year old Christmas cake? If made in the way described this cake, or part of it may be much older. It followed a tradition of saving part of a cake from year to year, soaking it in rum and adding to it each holiday season, then eating a bit and saving the rest again. Considering it has been saved as is since 1911 when the fellow who ate some supposedly died from it, it may well go back much farther. Personally, I prefer pie.
     Posted By: Alex - Sun Dec 25, 2011

I will not eat that 'friendship bread" either. You are supposed to keep some of the batter to pass on to others then add to it and bake the stuff. I always thought that was gross, this is so much worse. :sick:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/25/11 at 11:05 PM
Patty, good sourdough starter is hard to come by and I've heard that some of the strains have been around for decades.

Now, getting someone else's bacteria.... you may be onto something.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/25/11 at 11:47 PM
here's a link to a recipe for Amish friendship bread, the idea of milk in something that does not get refrigerated sounds nasty. But I am funny about stuff like that.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/25/11 at 11:55 PM
I'm not a cook/baker (burned the water last time I tried to boil an egg) but that just looks like sourdough.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/26/11 at 12:00 AM
The Boudin family started a batch of bread in 1849 that became the base of ALL the sourdough bread that they continue to make to this day the yeast in that starter is now 163 years old!
The story of the Boudin Bakery can be found HERE
I can say from personal experience that it is some of the BEST sourdough bread I've ever tasted, and I've tasted a LOT of sourdough!
BTW the long time residents of Alaska are often called Sourdoughs. It is a term of respect!
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/26/11 at 09:49 AM
Okay, once the spam gets deleted - I've had a bunch of that "friendship" bread, sourdough, and the likes, and personally, I think it all sucks. I prefer pie, too, Patty, especially yours 😉
Posted by done on 12/26/11 at 09:53 PM
:cheese: Thanks Dan!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/26/11 at 11:29 PM
Ivory Soap made a killing selling those short weighted bars too!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/27/11 at 04:31 AM
@ GGNYC It is the same mode as LAMBIC beer which is very good but too dry for most beer drinkers
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/27/11 at 11:55 PM
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