I had an abundance of Amish friendship bread starter and wanted to try something different than the sickly-sweet quick bread recipes out there. I saw JanuaryBride's Sourdough French Bread - ABM (Amish Bread starter) at http://www.recipezaar.com/sourdough-french-bread-abm-amish-bread-starter-375789 and decided to adapt it a bit. I have a Cuisinart SM-70 stand mixer, so my directions reflect this. Refer to your mixer's manual for the speed and duration to use for bread dough. You can also use a bread machine on the French Bread setting. Follow your machine's instructions. Keep in mind that the bulk of that prep time is idle time when your dough is rising and you can do other things. :) NOTE: The starter ingredients at the beginning are here for nutritional info only. The system doesn't know the nutritional info for starter, so I gave approximate measurements of the starter's ingredients).