Amish Friendship Bread Starter

Amish Friendship Bread Starter:
1 tablespoon Active Dry Yeast
2 cups Warm Water — (110 degrees)
1 cup Flour
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Milk

Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup of the warm water in a deep glass container. Stir
in remaining warm water, flour and sugar. Beat until smooth. Cover. (A large
glass jar or bowl with a tight fitting lid works best for this.) Because your
first batch of starter contains fresh yeast, you can skip the next set of
directions and go directly to the instructions for splitting your start.

Please note the following: Do not use any type of metal spoon or bowl. Do not refrigerate. If air gets into the bag, let it out. It is normal for the batter to rise and ferment.

Day 1: Do nothing, this is the day you receive the batter. The bag is dated.

Day 2: Squeeze the bag several times
Day 3: Squeeze the bag several times
Day 4: Squeeze the bag several times
Day 5: Squeeze the bag several times
Day 6: Add to the bag :1 C. flour 1 C. sugar and 1 C. cold milk. Squeeze the bag several times.
Day 7: Squeeze the bag several times
Day 8: Squeeze the bag several times

Day 9: Squeeze the bag several times

Day 10: Follow the directions below:

1. Pour the entire contents of the bag into a Non Metal Bowl.
2. Add 1 1/2 C. flour, 1 1/2 C. of sugar, 1 1/2 C. of milk
3. Measure out 4 separate batters (1 cup each) into 4 Ziplock (1 gallon bags). Keep a starter bag for yourself and give 3 to friends with a copy of this recipe. Note: If you keep a starter for yourself you will be baking every 10 days. Also remember to date the bags for your friends!

Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. 2. To the remaining batter in the bowl add: 3 eggs 1 cup of oil 1/2 cup of milk 1 cup of sugar 2 tsp. of cinnamon 1/2 tsp. of vanilla 1 1/2 tsp. of baking powder 1/2 tsp. of baking soda 1/2 tsp. of salt 2 cups of flour 1 large box of vanilla pudding (optional) 1 cup of chopped nuts, raisins, dried fruit or chocolate chips 3. Grease 2 large loaf pans 5. Divide batter between both loaf pans. 6. Bake @ 325 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until done. Enjoy!


Natasha Jones said…
"YUM" I have wanted that recipe...
Christina said…
AHHH! You have a starter recipe?! I LOVE this bread!!! Thanks.