Amish Friendship Bread Starter – Your Friends Will Thank You!

Amish Friendship Bread starter is a sweet sourdough starter that is the gateway to countless buns, rolls, quick breads, risen breads, muffins – you name it. It has a unique flavor all its own, and we love the process and sentiment behind it as much as the delicious baked goods it can create.

Amish Friendship Bread Recipe

INGREDIENTS

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

PREPARATION

  1. Day 1: In a small bowl, combine the warm water and yeast and set aside until bubbly, 5-10 minutes. In a large non-metal bowl mix together flour and sugar, before stirring in the milk and yeast mixture.
  2. Cover loosely and allow to stand at room temperature until bubbly. Pour into a one gallon ziplock bag and seal. Allow to sit at room temperature.
  3. Day 2: Mash the bag.
  4. Day 3: Mash the bag.
  5. Day 4: Mash the bag.
  6. Day 5: Mash the bag.
  7. Day 6: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Mash the bag until well mixed.
  8. Day 7: Mash the bag.
  9. Day 8: Mash the bag.
  10. Day 9: Mash the bag.
  11. Day 10: Pour starter into a non-metal bowl and add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Mix well with a non-metal spoon. Divide out 1 cup portions of the starter into separate 1 gallon ziplock bags. Keep one bag for yourself, and give the rest away to friends along with this recipe!

Adapted from: The Friendship Bread Kitchen.

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