Friendship Bread Starter Recipe

It takes about two weeks to make this Friendship Bread Starter recipe, but then it will last a lifetime.

| April 2013

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Sugar is one of the three basic ingredients needed to make this Friendship Bread Starter.

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Get swept up in the aroma of freshly baked bread or the warmth of a heavy quilt on a crisp winter night with The Modern-Day Pioneer (Adams Media, 2012) by Charlotte Denholtz. This charming book celebrates these simple pleasures by showing readers how to incorporate basic skills and living into their everyday life. Whether you’re interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables, mending your own clothes, or crafting delicious meals from scratch, The Modern-Day Pioneer will be your guide every step of the way. This Friendship Bread Starter recipe only needs three simple ingredients. This excerpt was taken from the section “Breadmaking with Starters.”

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: The Modern-Day Pioneer.

Friendship Bread Starter Recipe

This starter takes about 2 weeks to create, but will then last a lifetime!


• 3 cups milk
• 3 cups granulated sugar
• 3 cups all-purpose flour

1. Day 1: Combine 1 cup milk, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup flour in a ceramic or glass bowl. Stir to combine, cover loosely with a damp cheesecloth or towel, and set aside at room temperature. Stir once a day for the next 4 days.

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