As I was searching youtube for a DIY vanilla sugar recipe, I stumbled across this youtube channel MY GERMAN RECIPES. I have German ancestry and grew up eating German food, so I was curious about her recipes. On the channel, I saw this video on making your own yeast (NOT SOURDOUGH). I knew I HAD to share it. This is a recipe for making a “yeast water”. She indicates to use 1/2 cup (100 ml) per 500 grams of flour. This should be equivalent to 1 packet of commercial yeast. This 1/2 cup of yeast water will replace a 1/2 cup of the liquid in the recipe
If you’ve tried to find yeast at the store, you may have been greeted with empty shelves. I know flour and yeast are often out of stock at my store.
500 ml of filtered water
1 – 2 Dates without sulfur or instead some raisins, fresh apple pieces, or other pieces of fresh fruits or veggies (not banana though!) that are organic and unwashed
1 Tsp. Sugar or Honey
Here’s a video. For the link to her blog post and much more information than is in the video, follow THIS LINK.
I’m so excited about this! I guess I knew it was possible, but never knew how to do it. I’ll be giving this a try over the next 2 weeks. I’ll give you an update!
As my way of saying thank you, I found the most authentic Amish Friendship Bread Recipe possible. The recipe is from Lovina Eicher, a member of Old Order Amish church in Michigan. She is the daughter of the original author of the Amish Cook newspaper column, and continued the column after her mother’s death in 1991. The link above is to a letter written by Lovina.
I found Lovina’s Friendship Bread recipe at the website, Amish 365, a website containing authentic Amish recipes. You can find it at the link below. While this is not a gluten free recipe, I can think of no better way than to share this wonderful tradition with you.
If you aren’t familiar with Amish Friendship bread, Amish women would give their bread starter as gifts to their friends or to their daughters as a wedding present. Here is a short quote from the Amish 365 article:
“The recipe’s name “friendship bread” seems to have its roots in the fact that the starter is often given away as gifts to people so that they can make their own!”
So, onto the recipe. Thank you for following me, visiting my blog and most of all, enjoying my articles!
AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD
3 pkgs. yeast
1 c. warm water
3/4 c. sugar
3 tbsp. instant potatoes
1 c. warm water
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 c. corn oil
1 tsp. salt
1 c. starter (potato fed)
1 1/2 c. warm water
6 c. bread flour
Follow the link below for the complete instructions