Given to me by my Amish neighbor,Alberta Miller.
It's been awhile since I made this, but it's very good.
1 pkg active dry yeast
2-1/2 cups warm water
2 cups sifted flour
1 Tbs sugar
Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water
Once it's bubbly, stir in remaining warm water,flour, and water, beat till smooth.Place in a glass bowl on the countertop, do not refrigerate. Cover w/plastic wrap.
After the starter has fermented 10 days, you're ready to begin the next 10 days. Make sure you don't miss a day. Mixture will become bubbly, but that's ok..
Day 1: Begin or receive starter.
Day 2: Stir
Day:5 Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour
Day 6 Stir
Day 7 Stir
Day 8 Do nothing
Day 9 Do nothing
Day 10 Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour
After all 10 days are completed, put 1 cup of the starter in four separate containers. Give
three to your friends and keep one for yourself to bake with later.( if it's a sealed container.
it needs to be " burped" daily to rid excess air) When you give the starter to them, they are ready to begin the Day 1 instructions immediately,
The way this recipe is written makes it seem like it's a twenty day process, but it's ready to use in 10 days. Just replace what you take out with equal parts, sugar, milk, & flour.
Now your ready to make your Friendship bread.
add to starter( 1 cup)
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1 large or 2 small boxes vanilla pudding mix
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
Beat by hand till well blended. If desired, add one cup raisons, nuts,or chocolate chips.
Put in 2 greased loaf pans And sprinkle w/sugar Let rise for 1 hr. Bake at 325 deg. for 1 hr. or till toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
I know some of you already have a sourdough, I'm sure it would work
Just might be as sweet.
Well there you go, Hope you try it and it turns out good
See ya, Phillip
Edited by Pcallison - 6/29/13 at 1:28am