Amish Friendship Bread Starter Recipe

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Amish Friendship Bread Starter
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  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Let stand 10 minutes. In a 2 quart container glass, plastic or ceramic container, combine 1 cup flour and 1 cup sugar. 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.
  2. On days 2 through 4; stir starter with a spoon. Day 5; stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Days 6 through 9; stir only.
  3. Day 10; stir in 1 cup 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).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 759.68 Kcal (3181 kJ)
Calories from fat 9.73 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.08g 2%
Cholesterol 3.68mg 1%
Sodium 82.06mg 3%
Potassium 405.95mg 9%
Total Carbs 171.18g 57%
Sugars 97.39g 390%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 13%
Protein 15.61g 31%
Iron 1mg 5%
Calcium 241.2mg 24%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 197.77 Kcal (828 kJ)
Calories from fat 2.53 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.28g 2%
Cholesterol 0.96mg 1%
Sodium 21.36mg 3%
Potassium 105.69mg 9%
Total Carbs 44.56g 57%
Sugars 25.35g 390%
Dietary Fiber 0.86g 13%
Protein 4.06g 31%
Iron 0.3mg 5%
Calcium 62.8mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 14.6
  • 20

Good Points

  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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