Friendship Bread

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The idea for reading this book was a bit unusual for me. Typically, I read books on a whim, either because I keep hearing about them, or the cover or synopsis strikes my fancy, but not this time. This time, I was on Facebook, and saw a comment from a girl in one of the book blogger groups that I’m in. She asked if there were any book bloggers from Michigan. I quickly raised my hand, because I love to meet other people from the mitten state, and she sent me a message asking if she could bring me some friendship bread starter. At first, I was confused. I’d no idea what she was talking about-but soon she explained it and introduced herself as Megan from The Hungry Bookworm.

A couple days pass and she brings the friendship bread starter to my door. I followed the instructions that she gave me, and went about my life waiting for this bread dough to ferment, grow, and become the healthy starter it needed to be.

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This was the starter at the end of the 10 days.

I decided to check out the book Friendship Bread by Darien Gee, which was the inspiration behind Megan’s blog post. While I was devouring the pages of the book, the bread starter was finally mature enough to bake with! So, I mixed all the ingredients and separated the starter to share with my own friends.

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I gave two bags to my friends, one bag to my mom, along with a loaf of bread, and I followed Megan’s lead and took some the library to share with the ladies there. I had more bags than the ones I have pictures, but I got interrupted in the middle of separating and forgot to photograph the rest.

As my daughter and I took our first bites of this bread, we fell in love. This bread is soooo yummy! Especially when it’s warm.

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So not only did we get a special treat, thanks to Megan, I also got to read this really great book. This book revolves around three women, Julia, who is dealing with a grief so deep she can’t see the bottom. Madeleine, who serves up yummy treats at her tea salon, and Hannah who is in the midst of a divorce.

One morning, the three women meet at Madeleine’s tea salon, and they begin to form a bond that starts over friendship bread and brings them closer by the day. For the person who loves a story about a small town with people that have big dreams, this one is for you. I adored getting to know these women, and I really sort of wanted to be in that tea salon with them.

All in all, this was a really fun experience. I got to bake some delicious bread, read an incredible book about friendship, and also made a new friend myself! If you haven’t yet, head over to Megan’s blog and show her some love. This book and bread get 5 out of 5 stars from me!

Friendship Bread Recipe:

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One thought on “Friendship Bread

  1. This makes me so happy! I’m glad you and your daughter liked the bread so much – on your recommendation, I actually made the cinnamon version over the weekend, and it was great! Hope your friends, mom, and the librarians enjoyed the thought as well 🙂

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