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    Amish Friendship Bread Starter

    Source of Recipe


    Recipe Introduction

    Always use a wooden spoon for stirring the starter. Never use a metal spoon.

    List of Ingredients

    1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
    1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
    3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
    3 cups granulated sugar, divided
    3 cups warm milk (110 degrees F), divided


    Day 1:
    In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Let stand 10 minutes.

    In a 2 quart container glass, plastic or ceramic container, combine 1 cup flour and 1 cup sugar. Mix thoroughly or flour will lump when milk is added. Slowly stir in 1 cup milk and dissolved yeast mixture. Cover loosely and let stand at room temperature until bubbly.

    Days 2 through 4:
    Stir starter with a wooden spoon.

    Day 5:
    Stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk.

    Days 6 through 9:
    Stir starter with a spoon.

    Day 10:
    Stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Remove 1 or 2 cups to make your first bread, give three cups to friends along with the recipe. Store the remaining starter in a container in the refrigerator and begin the 10 day process over again.

    You can also freeze this starter in 1 cup measures for later use. Frozen starter will take at least 3 hours at room temperature to thaw before using.

    Yields 6 cups starter.




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