This is Julie after I baked her. Oh, and I also added a few glugs of Meyer's rum and a splash of good vanilla.
Julie has the consistency of a sourdough with a little sweetness. The bread feels heavy but the texture is not. She leaves a little bit of grease trail behind with that 1/2 cup of oil I had to add to her, but it wasn't gross. Overall, this is some tasty bread!
Pat O. is baking her version with cinnamon and nutmeg. I will have to report in when she gets to the office.
The experience with this "Hemin" Friendship Bread has been fun. And here is MY VERSION of the Hemin bread instruction (PDF) on what to do when you get yours, completed with the debunking of the holy bread myth and why you need to use a wooden spoon.
Can't you believe it? I was reading out there during my research and found someone talking about using the wooden spoon only with the bread because of its holy property. LOL.
Anyhoo. Have fun when you get yours!