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Recipe : Entry # 5011
Name
Jo Ann Aydt
Recipe Title
Amish Friendship Bread Starter
Recipe Theme
Breads
Cooperative
Joe Wheeler EMC
Ingredients
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup milk
2/3 cup flour
Directions
Mix ingredients in a large, air tight container with a lid and store at room temperature; do not refrigerate. Stir starter every day for 17 days. On day 18, do nothing. On days 19, 20 and 21, stir. On day 22, stir and add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Stir again. On day 27, add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Stir. Take out 1 cup three times. Give 1 cup each to two of your friends and keep the remaining cup for yourself and use in the Amish Bread recipes that follow. When you give the starter to your friends, and with the remaining starter you have (not including the 1 cup you will use in the Amish Bread recipe), include the following instructions: Do not refrigerate and do not use a metal spoon when stirring this starter. On day 1 (the day you receive your starter), do nothing. On days 2, 3 and 4, stir. On day 5, stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Pour mixture into large glass mixing bowl; mixture will rise. On days 6, 7, 8 and 9, stir. On day 10, stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Stir, then pour into 3 (1-cup) containers and give to three friends.