My first taste of friendship bread was when I was a girl scout and I absolutely loved it. It makes a sweet yeast bread that is delicious, unique, and unforgettable. The first step is making the starter which I remember feeling that the process was so long – and it does take a bit to get the starter going – but once you have the starter finished, making bread and replenishing the starter is a breeze.
You can either write the directions directly on the Ziploc bag with a permanent marker, print the instructions on a label to stick to the bag, or write/print the instructions on a tag to attach to the bag. Whatever is easiest for you.
This is a project that is brilliant for children to be involved. It is exciting for them to check the bag each day, write the instructions on the bags, and bake the bread!
- This is only the recipe and instructions for the starter!
1/4 cup warm water (about 110°F)
1 package active dry yeast* (2 ¼ teaspoons)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup whole milk (you need the higher fat content)
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