The starter is a yeasty, fruit mixture that adds flavor and moisture to a fruit-filled 'friendship cake.' The starter is allowed to ferment and 'grow' much like a sourdough starter. When working with the starter mixture, keep it at room temperature and covered, but not airtight. If you get tired of it, freeze it, then use later. You may substitute 2 cups of dried apples for the apricot halves. Cooking time does not include time to ferment the fruit. This recipe is from an old newspaper clipping. It is used to prepare Friendship Cake
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- 1Combine all ingredients in a clean, nonmetal bowl.
- 2Stir gently.
- 3Cover mixture and let it stand at room temperature for 3 weeks.
- 4Stir mixture two times per week.
- 5Serve fruit over ice cream or pound cake.
- 6Reserve at least 1 cup of starter mixture at all times.
- 7To replenish starter, add 1 cup sugar and one of the first 4 ingredients every 1-3 weeks, alternating fruit each time.
- 8Stir gently after adding fruit and sugar.
- 9Cover and let mixture stand at room temperature 3 days before using.
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Nutritional Facts for Branded Fruit Starter
Serving Size: 1 (145 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 235.4
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.1 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 3.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 43.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
- Sugars 41.3 g
- Protein 0.4 g