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Friendship Bread Starter

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Amish Friendship Bread
Friendship Bread Starter is what is used to make Amish Friendship Bread. It's called Friendship Bread Starter because it's typically divided among friends.

On Making Friendship Bread

Please Note:

For a successful fermentation process, the starter cannot come in contact with any metal (spoons, bowls, etc.)

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F.)
  • 1/4 ounce envelope active dry yeast (apprx. 2-1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F.)
  • Four 1 gallon-sized resealable plastic bags


In a glass measuring cup, add 1/4 cup warm water. Add yeast. Allow yeast to dissolve. This takes about 10 minutes. Stir to combine. Set aside. In a large non-metal bowl, combine sugar and flour with wire whisk. Slowly add milk and then yeast. Stir until combined.

Place 3/4 cup of the starter in each of the plastic bags. (The excess will go into the bag you're keeping.) Give the other 3 bags to friends with a copy of these instructions. This is Day One of the Amish Friendship Bread instructions.

On Making Friendship Bread
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 4 out of 5
No Metal, Member bhamdaniel

Don't use a METAL wire whisk! A wooden spoon or plastic spatula is fine.

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