Amish Friendship Dough Starter (Aka Herman)
Amish Dough Starters
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Title: Amish friendship dough starter (aka herman)
Yield: 1 Servings
1 pk Dry yeast
1/2 c Warm water
2 c Luke warm water
2 c Sifted flour
1 ts Salt
1 tb Sugar
Mix the following in a NON METAL BOWL WITH NON METAL UTENSILS!!!!!!!
Mix the yeast and the first 1/2 c water together and let stand until
"yeasty". Then sift the dry stuff together, and combine it with the
yeast/water and the other 2 c of luke warm water. Mix well with a
non-metal spoon and let stand uncovered at room temp for 3-5 days,
covering only at night, and stirring 2-3 times a day.
Remove 1 cup and start the ten day ritual, as below. With the
remaining mix, add 1/2 c water, 1/2 c flour, and 1 t sugar. Let stand
at room temp one day (until very bubbly). Store covered in fridge for
up to 10 days for in recipes or as further starter.
10-day ritual (all done at room temp in non-metal bowl)
Day 1--you receive "Herman" and do nothing Day 2--stir w/non metal
(pref. wooden) spoon Day 3--stir Day 4--stir Day 5--add 1 c each of
flour, sugar, and milk. Stir Day 6--stir Day 7--stir Day 8--stir Day
9--stir Day 10--"Herman is born!" Add 1 c each of flour, sugar, and
milk. Stir well. Pour 1 C each into 3 containers. Give to
friends/enemies with above
instructions. Reserve one cup for reprocessing for yourself.
The friend who gave me this starter recipe controls her batch by only
adding 1/3 c of each ingredient on days 5 and 10. You can do this to
prevent yourself from becoming overrun! The bread recipe below is a
good solution to the starter, but you end up 50 lbs overweight and
have a freezer full of loaves unless you learn to control the
"Herman" or pass it on to friends.
Amish Friendship Bread
To Remaining Batch of "Herman" (after you remove the 3 cups and
restart or pass them on) add the following.
Remaining Herman 2/3 c oil 3 eggs 1 c nut/fruit of choice (applesauce,
bananas, etc) 2 c flour 1 1/2 t baking powder 1 c sugar 3/4 salt 1/2
t soda 1 t cinnamon
Mix well and bake at 350 45-50 min. Makes 2 loaves.
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