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Free Starter

December 12th, 2008 at 04:04 pm

My neighbor brought me Amish friendship bread. Well, the starter, anyway. It's the first time I've received any or even heard of it.

It takes 10 days to ferment the starter, so you can add more items at the end and make two loaves of bread. I'm up for trying it. I just have to watch the bag of starter to keep air out and mix it up occassionally.

I should have bread baking on 19th!! I think I'll freeze one for our Christmas morning.

Part of the deal with this bread is that you create four more starters just before you mix in the other ingredients. Those other starters are to be given to friends. Hmmm...except for my neighbors, all my friends live out of state. I hope I don't get over run by bread!!

3 Responses to “Free Starter”

  1. dmontngrey Says:

    Neat! That sounds really fun! I've heard of it, but never tried it.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    That does sound pretty neat. Do you know any of your neighbors well enough to know if they'd appreciate something like that?

  3. whitestripe Says:

    my mum used to make a sourdough bread which sounded similar (but not that you gave it away to people) just the part about taking some out each time before you did the final mix, and then putting it back in the fridge to ferment more til the next time you made bread.

    unfortunately, as great and interesting as it sounds now, my high school friends were not impressed opening my fridge to find a large jar of fermenting dough on the rack. :S i wasn't the most popular at school....

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