Make something extra special to share with a friend! This delicious starter is healthier than the original version and can be used to make a variety of healthful breads. (Do not use metal containers or utensils.)

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Ingredients

120
Original recipe yields 120 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Dissolve yeast in water in a small bowl. Let stand 10 minutes. Combine 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1 cup sugar in a 2-quart container. Mix thoroughly or flour will lump when milk is added. Slowly stir in 1 cup milk and dissolved yeast mixture. Cover loosely and let stand until bubbly. Consider this day 1 of the 10 day cycle. Leave loosely covered at room temperature.

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  • On days 2 through 4: Stir starter with a spoon. Day 5: Stir in 1 cup white whole wheat flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Days 6 through 9: Stir only.

  • Day 10: Stir in 1/2 cup each all-purpose and white whole wheat flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Remove 1 cup to make your first bread, give 2 cups to friends along with this recipe, and your favorite Amish Bread recipe. Store the remaining 1 cup starter in a container in the refrigerator, or begin the 10 day process over again (beginning with step 2).

Editor's Notes:

Once you have made the starter, you will consider it Day One, and thus ignore step 1 in this recipe and proceed with step 2. You can also freeze this starter in 1 cup measures for later. use. Frozen starter will take at least 3 hours at room temperature to thaw before using.

This recipe is a healthier version of Amish Friendship Bread Starter.

Nutrition Facts

33.2 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 7.7g 3% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0.2mg; sodium 3.3mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2013
This starter made delicious healthier bread. For the bread I omitted pudding mix used half white and half white whole wheat flour 3/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup each applesauce and canola oil. We loved it! I made half of the batter plain and the other half added apples and walnuts. I feel better with less sugar and oil and a bit of whole grain. Yum! I froze 3 bags baked with one and have one on my counter again to love for 9 more days. Read More
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