Friendship starter

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Sugar
⅓ cup Warm water
2 packs Yeast; not instant
2 cups Milk
2 cups Flour, all-purpose

Recipe by: Jo Merrill Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar over warm water; sprinkle yeast over this. Let stand in warm place until doubled in size; about 10 minutes Mix milk, remaining sugar, flour and yeast mixture. Place in a plastic or glass container; about a 5-quart size.

Stir using a wooden spoon or paddle. Do not use metal since it retards growth. Cover loosely and let stand in a warm place overnight. The next day, refrigerate. Stir each day with a wooden utensil.

On the fifth day, measure out 1 cup to bake with and 1 cup for a friend. Feed the remaining starter 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk and ½ cup sugar. Stir well and refrigerate; stir daily.

On the 10th day, measure out 1 cup to give to a friend if desired.

You should have enough left to use in a recipe plus enough to feed as before; refrigerated.

Thereafter, you can use the starter daily or as desired, feeding every fifth day.

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