Throughout my adult life I’ve been given Amish Friendship Bread starter several times. Most of the time I make it a few times and then get busy or annoyed and it ends up in the garbage. But I hadn’t had any in quite a while and decided to learn to make it for myself. Then I got to burden people with the dreaded starter.
- 1 pkg or 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water (105 – 110 degrees)
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- Dissolve yeast in water and let it stand for 10 minutes.
- In a food storage container (not metal), mix flour and sugar.
- Stir in milk and dissolved yeast. Cover and leave at room temperature. This is day 1.
Days 2 – 4: stir with a spoon that isn’t metal.
Day 5: add 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup sugar. Mix well.
Days 6 – 9: stir.
- Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk.
- Remove 1 cup and set aside to make bread with.
- Remove another 2 cups divided into 1 cup into food storage containers or the icky zip top bags.
- And you will now start over with the 10 day cycle with day 10 also being day 1.
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Here’s what the bread looks like when it’s all done!
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