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Detailed & clear instructions. I have been using this recipe for over 6 years now, and it is a joy to see it on here! I would not know how to live a week without this working on my cabinet now! Please note: * this can be frozen in 1 1/4 cup measurements in ziplock bag, dated, for up to 6 mos. To use for baking, let thaw 8 hrs. To use for "starting" a new batch - let thaw and count as Day #1... Enjoy!!! ~Lady~

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GypsyWinds November 21, 2005

Thanks for posting this! We od it exactly the same way except we store the starter in a Ziploc bag (with the date clearly written on it so you don't lose track of the days), and "smoosh" the bag every day instead of stirring. You usually need to open the bag every day or so to "deflate" it, but it makes it easier to give it to others, and safer to store in your kitchen. You're wonderful, Kim! Thanks again!

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SheCooksToConquer March 12, 2008

Some years ago I was given this recipe by a friend from Amish community; made a cake and brought it to a board meeting. The board members raved about the cake, and I have been looking for the starter recipe for a very long time. So glad to have found yours!!! I have now made it a few times with slight variations, and enjoyed it very much. Now I will keep it in my recipe collection, and make a cake for our new neighbor across the street tomorrow. Thank you!

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Scandigirl November 15, 2003

thanks for posting this...my mom made this years ago and it's wonderful...I never did have the starter recipe though! Thanks a bunch,strawberryjane

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strawberryjane November 03, 2003

Thanks for the recipe for Amish Sourdough, can`t wait to try it

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halftall February 19, 2012

I used this to make a couple of cakes and a loaf of the best sourdough bread I have ever made. The bread turned out sweet but so delish!

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V'nut-Beyond Redemption September 27, 2008

I have used this several times with the starter I first began with Amish Friendship Bread and Starter. However that recipe is a 27 day starter so I tried this one with the starter I got from the end of those first 27 days. It worked great. I also used that bread recipe and it was great. Thanks for sharing. I am on my third round of starter and am excited to have this website to use.

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chemonurse93 September 02, 2008

Never in all my cooking experience have I made something like this, but did so in order to use it in yet another recipe for one of my adopted orphan chefs in the recently concluded PAC! What can I say but that it does its work very well, so you get the brass ring! Thanks for sharing your recipe here!

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Sydney Mike May 17, 2008

Oh thank goodness! I was "blessed" enough to be given a starter a couple of months ago, but it is dreadful to think that you have to make it every 10 days, if you don't want too! I was hoping to find the starter and now I have. Thank you so much for posting! Note, I baked two batches last night...one in a bundt pan (an hour and 10 minutes) and the other in the 4 mini pans (50 minutes). The bundt pan is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!

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fayberrie December 13, 2007

Worked like a charm, thanks!

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Jadelabyrinth November 21, 2006
Amish Friendship Starter