The amish friendship bread starter is something that I have seen so many times, just never got around to doing myself. The basic premis is that the amish friendship starter recipe is something to be shared - you make some yourself and then give it to your friends so that they can then make their own amish friendship bread. By simply adding basic ingredients to the starter recipe, you can produce endless bread.
I will not dwell too much on the mystery surrounding Amish friendship bread but instead we will get down to the basics. How do you make the amish friendship bread starter??
Summary: Amish Friendship Bread Starter Recipe
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup milk
Day 1: Add the yeast to the warm water. In a non metallic bowl, combine the flour and sugar, before slowly adding the milk. Add the yeast and mix well. Cover with a t-towel and leave at room temperature until bubbly. When you see the mix getting all bubbly, cover with cling film and pop it in the fridge.
Days 1, 2,3 and 4: Just a good daily stir, with a non metallic spoon, is required. Back in the fridge and leave.
Day 5: This is the moment you have been waiting for. You can now remove 2 cups of starter to use in your own bread recipe (you can even freeze the amish friendship bread starter). Then you must feed the remaining starter with 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Just allow this to sit for a while at room temperature and then it's back in the fridge.
Days 6, 7, 8, 9: As per days 1,2,3 and 4... just a good old stir up with a non metallic spoon.
Day 10: Feeding time again! Follow instructions as per day 5.
CulinaryTradition: USA (General)
You can do many things with the starter but, once mine is up and running I will share with you some Amish bread recipes I learnt from my time in Southern Indiana.
Now go and get your amish friendship bread starter started!
No related posts.