Amish Friendship Bread Starter


°1/4 cup lukewarm water
°1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
°1 cup all-purpose flour
°1 cup granulated sugar
°1 cup milk


Day 1: In a small bowl, combine warm water and yeast and set aside until bubbling, 5-10 minutes. In a large non-metallic bowl, combine the flour and sugar before incorporating the milk and yeast mixture.
Cover loosely and let stand at room temperature until boiling. Pour into a one gallon ziplock bag and seal. Let stand at room temperature.
Day 2: Crush the bag.
Day 3: Crush the bag.
Day 4: Crush the bag.
Day 5: Crush the bag.
Day 6: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Mash the bag until well mixed.
Day 7: Crush the bag.
Day 8: Crush the bag.
Day 9: Crush the bag.
Day 10: Pour the starter into a non-metallic bowl and add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Mix well with a non-metallic spoon. Divide 1-cup portions of starter into separate 1-gallon ziplock bags. Save a bag for yourself and give the rest to your friends with this recipe!