Amish Friendship Starter

Total Time
240hrs 5mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
240 hrs

This recipe was given to me years ago by a friend's mother along with 1 cup of starter. It's easy to keep and can be used to make a number of delicious recipes using "sourdough starter".

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Day 1: In a large glass or plastic bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup milk.
  2. Stir with a wooden spoon.
  3. Cover loosely with a clean cloth dish towel.
  4. Keep at room temperature.
  5. Day 2: Using a wooden spoon, stir once a day.
  6. Day 3: Using a wooden spoon, stir once a day.
  7. Day 4: Using a wooden spoon, stir once a day.
  8. Day 5: Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup milk.
  9. Stir.
  10. Day 6: Using a wooden spoon, stir once a day.
  11. Day 7: Using a wooden spoon, stir once a day.
  12. Day 8: Using a wooden spoon, stir once a day.
  13. Day 9: Using a wooden spoon, stir once a day.
  14. Day 10: Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk.
  15. Stir.
  16. Remove 3 cups of mixture and give one cup to three friends.
  17. Save remaining starter for yourself, feeding every fifth day with 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk.
  18. ~Note~Don't forget to print out the directions for your friends, so they know how to feed the starter!