For Christmas my favorite Sister in Law, sent me a wonderful cook book.
This was a very thoughtful gift because 1. I collect cookbooks and 2. this one is chock full of Amish recipes,and I love Amish country!
The first recipe I selected to make is Amish Freindship bread starter.
I will be able to use this Amish Friendship Bread Starter Recipe as a base for many sweet breads, dinner rolls, muffins and other baked goods.
Day One of Ten March 11 6pm.
This container is one I use for all of my bread doughs and starters. This is the Rubbermaid Commercial 8 qt. It is very easy to clean it fits both on the counter and in the refrigerator nicely.
Here is a screen shot of the actual recipe I will be following.
I will post an update when the 10 days have passed and I make the bread. On or about March 21st
Below I ttyped up from an older copy I had jotted down in the past,with this one you use zip lock bags and write the directions onto the baggies to share with friends.
1/4 cup warm water about 110 degrees
1 package active dry yeast* (2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup milk (2% or higher fat)
Pour the warm water into a small glass bowl.
Sprinkle the yeast over the water. Let this stand for 5-8 minutes to allow it to dissolve.
In a larger glass bowl (or plastic bowl. Don’t use metal bowls or utensils for sourdough), mix together the flour and sugar with a wooden spoon.
Stir in the milk and then the yeast mixture.
Cover loosely with plastic wrap and allow it to stand until bubbly.
Once the mixture is bubbly, pour it into a gallon-size zippered plastic bag and seal.
Do not refrigerate. Allow the sourdough mixture to sit out at room temperature. This counts as Day 1.
Day 2: Mash the bag.
Day 3: Mash the bag.
Day 4: Mash the bag.
Day 5: Mash the bag.
Day 6: Add 1 cup of flour, sugar and milk. Mash the bag until it is mixed well.
Day 7: Mash the bag.
Day 8: Mash the bag.
Day 9: Mash the bag.
Day 10: Pour the sourdough into a glass (or other nonmetal) bowl. Add 1/2 cup each of all-purpose flour, granulated sugar and milk. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
Divide out 1 cup portions of the starter, placing each one-cup portion in separate zippered plastic bags. You’ll get about 4-5 bags.
Seal the bags, and give the starter away to friends along with the instructions, keeping one for yourself if desired. The starter then goes back to Day 1.
Keep one starter for yourself.