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Friday’s Fare: Friendship Bread Starter

Taken from the book, Life Regained by Sarah Price & Whoopie Pie Pam

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 ounce warm water
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups milk

Directions

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 1 tablespoon sugar, vinegar, salt, flour, and milk in a non-metal bowl and stir with a non-metal spoon until creamy. 

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let stand in a warm place for two days to ferment. (Or put it in a large Ziploc bag and close it tight) It will become bubbly and have a sour odor. Do not place in refrigerator. 

On second day, third day, and fourth day: stir. 

On fifth day, add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, and stir. On sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth day: stir. On tenth day add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Reserve 1 cup starter; pour remaining starter, 1 cup each, into 3 containers to give away to friends if desired. Starter is enough for 8 loaves.

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