Judging by the boozy smell and taste of my friendship bread starter, those yeasts are having a GREAT time in there ... consuming sugar, excreting alcohol ... Little do they know they're destined to be EATEN. Party on, yeasty beasties. Five more days...
I've never noticed such a strong smell of alcohol from friendship bread starter. Those yeasts really know how to party, and they are partying hard. For days now. I hope they don't, like, get alcohol poisoning or anything.
Yesterday, as I was standing over the starter after feeding it, stirring for.ev.er trying to get the lumps out, I actually started to feel a little woozy.
And isn't it fun how woozy and boozy rhyme? 'Cause, I mean, they just go together.
I don't consume a whole lot of alcohol, so I have kind of a low tolerance, but can you get drunk from fumes? That is some potent stuff.
Anyway, as I was stirring and stirring and feeling woozy and stirring some more, it occurred to me: don't the Amish abstain from alcohol? Isn't consuming alcohol grounds for exclusion? Is Amish friendship bread really just a subversive movement among the Plain Women to get their daily dose of CH3CH2OH?
There are still a few small lumps in the yeasty beastie party room, because the fumes, man. I had to stop stirring.
In conclusion, I would like a plastic whisk please.