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Amish Friendship Bread Starter

The recipe that started it all.

Course: Amish Friendship Bread, Bread
Cuisine: All-American
Keyword: Amish, Amish Friendship, Amish Friendship Bread, Amish Friendship Starter
Ingredients
  • 1 0.25 oz package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup milk
Directions
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Let stand 10 minutes.
  3. In a large glass bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and milk.
  4. Stir in the dissolved yeast mixture.
  5. * You can pour this mixture in a large gallon size baggie or leave the mixture in the large glass bowl. (I prefer to leave the mixture in the bowl)*
  6. Consider this Day 1.
  7. Day 1: Do Nothing
  8. Day 2: Stir contents in bowl or Mash the bag
  9. Day 3: Stir contents in bowl or Mash the bag
  10. Day 4: Stir contents in bowl or Mash the bag
  11. Day 5: Stir contents in bowl or Mash the bag
  12. Day 6: Add to the bowl or bag: 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk. Stir contents or Mash the bag
  13. Day 7:  Stir contents in bowl or Mash the bag
  14. Day 8: Stir contents in bowl or Mash the bag
  15. Day 9: Stir contents in bowl or Mash the bag
  16. Day 10: Follow directions below:
  17. If you used a baggie, pour entire contents of baggie into a non-metal bowl or if you used a large glass bowl, add: 1-1/2 cups flour, 1-1/2 cups sugar, 1-1/2 cups milk to contents in bowl. Stir
  18. Measure out equal portions of 1 cup each into 4 (1 gallon) ziplock baggies. Keep one cup in the bowl to bake with. Give the other 1 cup portions away.