Amish Friendship Bread Starter

“Use this recipe to start up a baking chain with your friends and family! Make sure to give them a copy of Amish Friendship Bread with Variations.” – April Ferre

Amish Friendship Bread Starter

Course: Quick Breads


  • 1 Package (2 1/4 Teaspoons) Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 Cup Warm Water 110 Degrees
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Milk


  • In small bowl, combine yeast and warm water (temperature is very important). Proof yeast 10 minutes.
  • In separate bowl, combine flour and sugar, stir in milk. Blend well. Add yeast to mixture.
  • Measure out 1 cup batter into each of two Ziploc bags. This is Day 1 of the 10 day baking cycle. Keep one starter for yourself, and give the other to a friend along with instructions for the 10 day baking cycle.

2009 Recipe – April Ferre

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