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  1. MMMMM-- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05


  3. Categories: Breads

  4. Yield: 4 Servings

  5. --DAY ONE--

  6. 2 c Flour

  7. 2 c Warm water

  8. 1 pk Active dry yeast

  9. --DAY FIVE--

  10. --DAY NINE--

  11. 1 c Milk

  12. 1 c Flour

  13. 1 c Sugar

  14. DAY ONE: In a glass or ceramic bowl, mix 2 cups flour, warm water and yeast together thoroughly. Leave on the kitchen counter uncovered;

  15. 1 cup of the starter

  16. from a friend. If so, and you wish to keep the starter going,

  17. continue with the following directions.

  18. DAYS 2, 3 and 4: Stir well with wooden spoon.

  19. 1 cup sugar. This

  20. is called "feeding the starter".

  21. DAYS 6, 7 and 8: Stir well with wooden spoon.

  22. 1 cup milk,

  23. 1 cup flour and 1 cup sugar; stir

  24. well.

  25. DAYS 10 and 11: Stir well with wooden spoon.

  26. 1 cup starter into each of

  27. 4 containers and refrigerate. Use one cup to make one of the Friendship bread or cake

  28. recipes, keep one to use another time, and give two others to your

  29. friends. Don't forget to include all the recipes (including this one)

  30. when giving the starter to friends.

  31. You are ready to begin baking--at last! If you do not bake on this

  32. day, but want to have the starter handy, add 1 teaspoon granulated

  33. sugar and refrigerate the mixture; the sugar will feed the yeast and keep it alive. Date the jars and every 10 days remove the starter

  34. from the refrigerator, transfer it to a bowl and feed it the usual

  35. combination of 1 cup each of milk, flour, and sugar. Leave it

  36. outside the refrigerator uncovered for 2 days, then either bake it or divide it among friends, and always save some for yourself. (The

  37. starter can be discarded, or it can be divided and frozen; thaw

  38. before using.)

  39. Note: if the starter turns pink, throw it out and start over. Also,

  40. use the same kind of flour and milk when adding the ingredients to

  41. the starter.

  42. Source: Oregonian FOODday; adapted from Marcia Adams' Heartland, The

  43. Best of the Old and the New from Midwest Kitchens.

  44. Typos by Dorothy Flatman, 1995

  45. MMMMM


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