Friendship Cake Starter: An Easy Recipe for 10 Days of Friend-Making
If you’re thinking of throwing a friendship-themed party or simply want to whip up something special for your friends, this recipe for 10 Day Friendship Cake Starter presents an easy and delicious way of bonding over sweet treats. This starter, which requires only a few ingredients, yields a surprisingly complex and flavorful cake that is sure to delight.
-1 package of active dry yeast
-2 cups of all-purpose flour
-1 cup of white sugar
-1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
-1/2 cup of warm milk
-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
-2 eggs, lightly beaten
-3 tablespoons of melted butter
1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in two tablespoons of warm water.
2. Mix together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the warm milk, vanilla extract, eggs, and butter.
4. Slowly stir in the yeast mixture and mix until the dough is soft and pliable.
5. Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place for six to eight hours (or overnight).
6. Knead the dough for 5 minutes until it forms a smooth ball.
7. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let it rise for three to four hours.
8. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
9. Grease and flour a 9 x 13-in. (23 x 33- cm) pan.
10. Punch down the dough, shape it into a 9-in. (23-cm) round loaf, and place it in the prepared pan.
11. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is lightly golden brown.
12. Let the cake cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
Tips and Notes
This recipe is surprisingly easy to make but yields deliciously complex results: the crust is golden and crispy on the outside, while the interior is soft and fluffy due to the combination of butter, sugar and spices. This recipe takes some time to prepare, but the result is definitely worth it!
The basic 10 Day Friendship Cake Starter can be adapted according to personal preferences and tastes. For instance, you can add one cup of currants, sultanas, or any other dried fruit to the mix at the end of the kneading stage. You can also explore the Caribbean culinary tradition and create a twist on this recipe by adding one cup of condensed milk and 1/2 cup of coconut flakes to the mix.
This easy-to-follow 10 Day Friendship Cake Starter is ideal for anyone looking to bond over something special. Not only is it a tasty treat shared among friends, but making this dessert is also a unique way to express your appreciation for your loved ones. From the initial yeast activation stage to dough-kneading and finally baking this delicious cake, take the time to make memories with each step of the process!