Saturday, August 29, 2009

SourDough Starter with Auntie E's bread recipe

While at my hubby's family reunion I picked up some Starter. I use to make Amish friendship bread all the time in the 1980's. I recently felt like I would like to begin again. My Sister in Law had some starter and I weaseled her out of a cup. I have been feeding it and growing it.
I have notice there are many different instruction on how to grow the starter. I have one I really like so that one will be on this post.


You must first have 1 cup of the starter in a glass container. Do not refrigerate it. Leave it on your counter doing this process:
Day 1-4 stir once a day
Day 5 Add 1 cup each of Sugar, flour and milk- Stir well with wooden spoon.
Day6-9 stir once a day
Day 10 Add 1 cup each of sugar, flour and milk stir well- Then put 1 cup of starter into 3 containers. give two away( ie: called Friendship bread), be sure you give them these instructions. Save one of the 1 cup containers, this is your new starter.

Bread Instruction:
Now you will make the bread with the remaining 1- 3/4 cup of starter .
to the above remaining starter add:
1/3 cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon real vanilla
1/2 tsp Baking soda
2 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix well.
Grease and Sugar 2 loaf pans
Pour mixture in prepared loaf pans.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes

I will be posting some New and Old recipes I have dug up. Be looking for them soon.


  1. Wow! Congrats to you, this sounds like a lot of work!! :)

  2. I have always wanted starter, but have no idea where to get it originally. There are some great recipes with starter.

  3. Wonderful post Auntbie E! I so enjoy making and eating home made bread ;) In fact, my September Foodstuff topic is BREAD!


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