Friendship Bread (yeast starter)

Breads/Pastries > Sweet/Dessert

1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 c. warm water (110 degrees)
1 c. all purpose flour
1 c. sugar
1 c. warm milk (110 degrees

STARTER FOOD: (every 5 days)
1 c. all purpose flour
1 c. sugar
1 c. milk

Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup of the warm water in a deep glass or plastic container. Stir in remaining warm water, flour and sugar. Beat until smooth. Cover with loose fitting cover.
The starter requires 10 days for fermentation as follows
Days 1,2,3, and 4…Stir batter
Day 5…Add 1 cup each milk, flour and sugar then stir.
Days 6,7,8 and 9…Stir batter each day.
Day 10…Add 1 cup each flour, sugar and milk; stir.
The batter is ready to use.
This makes 3 cups batter to use in the recipes. If you want to, you may pour batter into 3 containers and give 1 or 2 away save 1 cup to begin process over again or you can use all 3 cups of batter at 1 time. Also you should stir with a wooden spoon.