Ha'penny friendship bread-pg. 3****fjvs25a

Yield: 2 servings

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TO DECORATE: Make small ½" slit in top crust of each loaf; insert shinny copper penny. Tie loaves with ribbon and decorate with small sheaf of wheat or other grain, dried flowers, silk flours or dried berries. Attach friendship note which will follow on last note.

TO PRESERVE BREAD: Allow loaves to dry in cook dry place for several days until VERY HARD. Spray or brush clear, glossy polyurethane or spray clear, glossy resin around loaf. Let dry; repeat with second coat. When dry, decorate as desired.

TIP: Loaves may be brushed with mixture of 1 egg white and 1 tbsp.

water before baking. If desired, sprinkle with sesame or poppy seed.

For crusty topped loaves, set small pan of water in oven while bread is baking. History and Friendship Poem to follow in next note.

Marilyn Sultar

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