If you joined me in creating a Friendship Bread Starter, then today marks the midpoint.
|Day||2-5||Stir with wooden or plastic spoon
Mash bag – if prepared in zip-style bag – letting air out, if it becomes too puffy
|Day||6||Midpoint – Starter is “hungry” – Time to “feed”
Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk **
|Day||7-9||Stir with wooden or plastic spoon
Mash – if prepared in zip-style bag – letting air out, if it becomes too puffy
|Day||10||Divide starter for baking, giving away or adding to supply in freezer for future use
I witnessed first hand, the starter is quite forgiving – except when exposed to metal spoons or bowls.
When I started writing this post, I thought today was Day 6 – midpoint – only to discover, it is Day 8, and I should have “fed” the starter 2 days ago. For some reason, my day count is off. Yikes!!
With a deep breath, and an “Oh well!”, I moved forward with care and fingers crossed. I added the additional ingredients, and hoped for the best! I was rewarded with bubbles.
YEA!! It’s still alive and well.
** Check out Friendship Bread Kitchen for ideas for you and your family. There are variations for those who prefer sugar-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, yeast free and vegan.
Starter recipe is also in Kitchen Love
© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011