I was wondering if anyone here at BYC would be interested in participating in a "by mail" version of Friendship Bread? =) I used to do these chains all the time with my mother and her friends when I was growing up. Then, when I became older I started doing them with my friends, etc. However, I've never done a Friendship Bread chain online so I was wondering if anyone else would want to participate? This isn't the original Amish recipe, this is using their recipe but it has variations to it, so it's a bit different. It's a sweet bread though, similar to zucchini or banana nut bread...a quick bread. Thanks for any replies! IF I don't get any interest I'll continue to do it amongst town friends and neighbors but I figured I'd give the internet a try since it's such a fun experience (to me it is anyway). To those who don't know, you're basically sending someone something that you have *not* baked, just stirred. This is called the starter, and it's a batter you'd be receiving. Depending on where you are in the chain you could get pretty fresh batter, or you could be getting old batter, but it's all safe to consume (I find that being later on the list always makes the best bread, but I'm not sure why..probably because of all the ingredients having time to ferment). These chains can actually go on forever, and ever....and ever..using the same initial starter that Person A made that has just been "freshened up" over time by others...very interesting the way it works. Please post here if you're interested so I can get some idea of who is game for something like this, and we can get the details down in private messages.