Ingredients

How to make it

  • In a large glass or plastic container, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Stir in the flour and sugar, mix until smooth. (Use a wooden spoon)! Cover loosely and store in a warm place overnight.
  • Day 1: Stir once and refrigerate.
  • Day 2: Stir once
  • Day 3: Stir once
  • Day 4: Stir once
  • Day 5: Stir, then divide in half. give half away with feeding insructions. Feed starter with 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk. Stir until smooth. Cover and place in refrigerator.
  • Day 6: Stir once
  • Day 7: Stir once
  • Day 8: Stir once
  • Day 9: Stir once
  • Day 10: Feed again with 1/ 2 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk. Stir until smooth. Cover and return to the refrigerator.
  • Day 11: Stir once
  • Day 12: Stir once
  • Day 13: Stir once
  • Day 14: Stir once
  • Day 15: it is ready to be used for baking! Reserve 1 cup of the starter in the refrigerator and continue to follow the stir and feed cycle (Stir once a day for 4 days, Stir and feed on the fifth day, ready to use on the tenth day)
  • ---More recipes to come using this recipe---

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  • cherihannah 2 years ago
    Couldn't find my recipe. Did this in the 80's .Thanks sooooooo much This was also called the "Friendship recipe " You make alot of fiends sharing this starter It really grows!!
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  • RichardJJ 3 years ago
    How strict is the 5-days cycle? Would I be able to wait one more day and use the starter on the 11th day rather than the 10th?
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    lenora ate it and said...
    Idk, I see these long, long, really long recipes that go on for days and it seems a little daunting and yet I am sooooo intrigued by how it will turn out. Have you seen the friendship cake recipe? If you google it and give it a read, you would think that you are creating hooch instead of a cake. Try it and thanks for the post and challenge.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    This sounds interesting I never used sugar in a sour dough recipe before.
    Five forks and a smile :)
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Thanks gf, another 5 heading your way.
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    " It was excellent "
    bobbijo ate it and said...
    Hey Cheryl...thanks for the great post and you definetely have my high 5's. Can't wait to try it along with the other uses.
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    Man, I remember my mom having this out on the kitchen counter back in the 70's I believe it was - SO popular back then, and made the best darn bread and pancakes...thanks for the memories, and the post, cheryl!
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  • achope246 6 years ago
    Can't you just make it for me and bring it over?? lol
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  • dixiediner 6 years ago
    Thanks for posting this. I just mentioned over the weekend that I missed making/eating this bread.
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Thank you Cheryl!! five forks!! * * * * *
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    wow double fantastic recippe thanks
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