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Amish Friendship Bread Starter
June 16, 2007

I use to keep my starter in plastic bags but read somewhere that the starter needs AIR to grow...makes sense. So I picked up a couple of glass jars (8cups) with glass lids (that have the removable plastic thingy on them to keep it air tight)...well I took OFF the plastic thingy to allow are IN. The Starter is on Day 6 and is growing and bubbly like I have NEVER had it before...must be the little bit of air. My instructions say DO NOT USE METAL to stir...I use the handle part (with a hole in it) from a plastic can use anything when you're baking on day 10. I also keep 1 cup for my next starter batch and cook a DOUBLE recipe of the same cakes using about 2 cups of starter for each recipe. Works out great! This is a great beginner/experimenting/use what you have on the shelf kinda recipe. Wrap extra cakes (LOL if there's any left) in waxed paper, then in foil, then place in plastic bags in the freezer...they last for months! In all the years I've made it...I've never had any complaints.

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