What you see is Day #6 of my Amish Friendship Bread starter. My friend Kristacular saved the day by watching the non-sick kiddos last Saturday and she surprised me with the bread starter. It’s been ages since I’ve had friendship bread and I am anxiously awaiting Saturday so I can bake and share.
The concept behind Amish Friendship Bread is that you divide the starter into fourths keeping one for yourself and sharing the other three. If you keep the starter active you’ll have starter to bake a fresh loaf of bread every 10 days.
Once you receive your starter you follow very simple instructions. Most days you just gently mash the ingredients around in the baggie and let any air out. On Day #6 (which is today for me) you add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk.
Have you ever had Amish Friendship Bread? I’ll have two starters on Saturday that are up for grabs. If you would like one (and live within what you consider driving distance) share YOUR favorite bread recipe with us in the comments. Even if you don’t live close by, please share a recipe so that we’ll all feel the Friendship Bread love.
And, don’t fret if you don’t get one this time…in another 10 days there will be more.