Sourdough French Bread - Abm (Amish Bread Starter)

READY IN: 3hrs 35mins
Recipe by jenne

This is a great way to easily make some REAL bread with your Amish Bread starter. So tasty!!! I came up with this recipe through trial and error (lots of error before success). This bread is light and yummy, yet sturdy enough to cut nice slices. It's a tad bit sweet from the starter and is great for a PBJ, chicken salad sandwich, french toast, or simply toast with butter as a snack. Love it. This makes a 2 lb loaf; I tried to make smaller loaves, but never got it right!

Top Review by KateL

Very tasty bread, gets great loft. I wasn't sure what to expect, because I have regular sourdough starter; when refreshing my starter, I spun off 1 cup and mixed it with 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk and let it sit 4 hours. I then used 1 cup of that mixture as the Amish starter. I am so used to my 11.25-hour custom sourdough bread setttings that I tried it with this recipe. Because I still used 2 tsp. yeast ('cuz I wasn't sure how my experiment would work out), my loaf rose too much, so I should cut the yeast to 1 tsp. or nothing next time. However, the end result was still a delicious loaf of bread. Made for Name That Ingredient Tag Game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place in bread maker in the order suggested by your ABM manufacturer (mine is a “Corner Bakery” and it is supposed to go in as written above.
  2. Cook on French Bread Setting on Light crust for best results.

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