Friendship Starter Bread Recipe

Use recipe on friend day, bring a twin friend day, etc

Amish Friendship Starter Bread Recipe

Amish Friendship Bread - Starter


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)



Day 1: 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, non-metal bowl; 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 is Day one. 


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 each of all-purpose flour, granulated 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 bowl (non-metal). 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,

Keep one starter for yourself. This is Day 1.


The object is to keep the bread (friendship) going…continue to share with friends.

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