Thursday, March 13, 2008

How I made my Amish Friendship Starter

This is the recipe I used, I found it online I looked up several but this was the main recipe that kept showing up over and over.

In a non metal bowl mix 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk and 1 cup flour, mix with a non metal spoon to get the lumps out.

Pour mixture into a gallon size ziplock bag that is your day one

day 1. you just made your starter do nothing
day 2. Mush your bag
3. Mush bag
4. Mush bag
5. in a non metal bowl mix 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk and 1 cup of flour mix it well to get out lumps with a non metal spoon or whisk and then pour into your main bag this is called feeding your starter.
Day 6. mush bag
day 7. mush bag
day 8. mush bag
day 9.. yup you guessed it mush bag lol
day 10. Pour the entire contents of the bag into a non metal bowl. Add 1 C sugar, 1 C milk and 1 C flour.
Measure out 4 separate batters of 1 Cup each and place into 4 one gallon size ziplock bags. Keep one of the bags for yourself to keep yours going and with what is left in the bowl you can make a batch of amish cinnamon bread. Give the other 3 bags away to friends . Make sure to print out instructions for them. If its been a couple days make sure to let them know which day the bag is on so they can continue.

here is a great site for some Amish recipes and what to do with your starter in the bowl

http://www.amishrecipes.net/recipes.php/19/Amish-Friendship-Starter/Bread/

4 comments:

A gathering Place for Eclectic Artisians said...

Yummy...bet it tastes really great ...wish I lived closer...LOL.
Your blog always has things that are fun to do or see, love your daughters beautiful pic. And I have a little gift for you to pick up on my blog...Drop by soon to see what it is....Hugs Sandra

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Janna~Country Creek Creations said...

Oh my gosh Carm I haven't seen this in years. I remember when my daughter was little I always seemed to have these starters around. LOL What a memory. So cool. Thanks for sharing how to get going from scratch. Will have to try my hand at this again. Have a great day! *Ü*

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

Thanks, Carmen, for sharing how we do this!! Now....to just do it!! HA!! Thanks so much, I'd love to have your recipe that you used to make your bread!! You can email me through the addy on my blog!! Thanks so much, Trudy...and I've added you to my Fun Blogs to visit list!!! :) Hugs, Trudy in Colorado

Linda said...

Thanks for the recipe!!!! :D I missed this SO much!

I used to get some of this every now and then when I was a kid, but no-one seems to 'do' friendshipbread anymore.. So I was desperate for a starter! ;)

Now my only problem is.. who to give it to.. since no-one has the time anymore to feed it everyday.. *lol*

greetings from the netherlands!