Submitted by: Friendship Bread Kitchen
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“This sugar-free starter is the perfect alternative for those watching their sugar intake. Use with our low-sugar/diabetic-friendly Amish Friendship Bread recipes.”
1 (0.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110° F/45° C)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
- In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Let stand 10 minutes.
- In a 2-quart glass, plastic or ceramic container, combine 1 cup flour. Mix thoroughly with a whisk or fork.
- Slowly stir in 1 cup milk and dissolved yeast mixture.
- Cover loosely and let stand at room temperature until bubbly. Consider this Day 1 of the 10 day cycle. For the next 10 days handle starter according to the instructions for Amish Friendship Bread and omit the sugar when feeding on Day 6 and Day 10.
The surface of the starter may have a chalky, powdery-like substance. If so, just stir back into the starter. Remember to leave the starter at room temperature. Drape loosely with dish towel or plastic wrap. Do not use metal utensils or bowls. If using a sealed Ziploc bag, be sure to let the air out if the bag gets too puffy. For instructions and the recipe for Amish Friendship Bread, click here.
L to R: Sugar-free starter, unstirred (c) Friendship Bread Kitchen; Sugar-free starter (c) Friendship Bread Kitchen;