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Amish Friendship Bread Starter

1 tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup warm water
2 pkgs yeast
2 cups milk
2 cups all-purpose flour

Sprinkle sugar over warm water. Sprinkle yeast over water, and stir
to dissolve. Let stand in a warm place for 10 minutes to proof the

It will foam and double in size. Combine milk and flour with the
yeast mixture in a glass bowl. Use wooden spoon to stir. Place in
gallon size ziplock bag and set aside for feeding schedule.

Day 1- Do nothing. (this is the day you receive the starter)
Days 2- through 5- squeeze the bag to mix and force air out of bag.
Day 6- Add 1 cup plain flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. (blending
flour with sugar before adding liquid will keep it from lumping.)
Days 7- through 9 - Same as 2-5
Day 10- Combine in a large bowl the batter, and add 1 cup of plain
flour, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of milk.

Mix with wooden spoon. Pour 3, 1 cup starters in baggies and
distribute or freeze.

When freezing, use separate bags for each 1 cup of starter. Squeeze
all air out. When ready to use, thaw bag at room temperature. Begin
the process with the DAY 1 SCHEDULE, or bake bread immediately.


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