|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 bags of starter (4 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5g||7%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10%|
|Total Carbohydrate 69g||25%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||9%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Friendship Bread Starter is what is used to make Amish Friendship Bread. It's called Friendship Bread Starter because it's typically divided among friends.
Note: Please don’t confuse this starter with a Sourdough Bread Starter, which uses very little sugar. This recipe is used as the base for sweet or quick bread loaves, not a Sourdough Loaf Bread.
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 ounce envelope active dry yeast (apprx. 2-1/4 teaspoons)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup milk (110 F)
In a glass measuring cup, add 1/4 cup water. Heat the water in the microwave to 110 degrees F or if your tap water gets to that temperature use it instead.
Add the yeast. Allow the yeast to dissolve. This takes about 10 minutes. With a plastic spoon, stir the yeast until it dissolves. Set the measuring cup aside.
In a large non-metal bowl, combine sugar and flour with a non-wire whisk. Slowly add the milk and the dissolved yeast. Stir the mixture until it is combined.
Place 3/4 cup of the starter in each of the plastic bags. (The excess will go into the bag you're keeping.) Give the other 3 bags to friends with a copy of these instructions.
- For the fermentation process to be successful, it must not be in contact with any metal spoons or bowls. This will greatly deter the process.