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Herman or Friendship Starter












Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium


1 cup sugar
cup water
2 each yeast, active dry
2 cups milk
2 cups all-purpose flour


Sprinkle one tablespoon sugar over warm water.

Sprinkle yeast over this and let stand in warm place until doubled in size, about 10 minutes.

Mix milk, remaining sugar, flour and yeast mixture.

Place in plastic or glass containter about the size of a 5-quart ice cream bucket.

Stir, using only a wooden spoon or paddle, as metal retards growth.

Cover loosely and let stand in a warm place overnight.

The next day, refrigerate.

Stir each day with a wooden spoon to retard spoilage.

On the fifth day, measure out one cup to bake with.

Measure out one cup for gift.

Feed remaining starter one cup flour, one cup milk and one-half cup sugar.

Stir well.

Refrigerate and stir daily.

On the 10th day, measure out one cup, if desired, to give to a friend.

You should have enough left over to use in a recipe, plus extra to feed as before and refrigerate.

Thereafter, use the starter almost daily or as desired, feeding every five days.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 254g (9.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 4826% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 34%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 15% Iron 16%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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