Have you ever heard of Amish Friendship Bread? It’s a sweet sourdough starter that’s made by mixing up some flour, sugar, milk, and yeast and giving it time to ferment at room temperature. Every day for ten days, you mash the bag it’s in to mix up the ingredients, and occasionally feed it with more milk, flour, and sugar. On the tenth day, you divide it up into one cup portions to give away to friends so they can start their own ten-day process, and you, of course, keep some for yourself to bake some delicious goodies with. It’s fun, it’s heartfelt, and it’s delicious! While the result is a starter that gives baked goods a unique sweet, sourdough flavor, it has a tendency to, ummmmm, multiply and take over… Luckily there are no shortage of recipes to use up this sweet starter. Here are 6 of our favorite ways to bake it up! (And the instructions for the starter.)
You can’t make any delicious bread without the starter! First up is step-by-step instructions to make this tasty sweet sourdough starter. While it takes a few days, it really is quite simple. Click here for the instructions!
Once you’ve got your starter going, you’re ready to make the classic bread that goes along with it. This stuff is SO good. With a crunchy cinnamon sugar crust and a nice moist crumb, we won’t blame you if you use all your portions to bake this! Click here for the recipe.
Nothing warms a home like the incredible smell of yeasty bread. This white sandwich loaf is mildly sweet and more than mildly addictive. Click here for the full recipe!