I think when it comes to taking comfort in the reality of what is going on around us food always becomes central to that theme. I remember when a friend had suggested this recipe last year I it took some tracking down of clues, or in my case going through the old cook books and seeking the recipe out. What we all can use is a friend, right? Now lets face it some of these friends may be people we have never met. But friends nonetheless, they have become part of our lives. Now what has brought some of these fine people into our lives one fine television show that has done it's best to define what Ohana means. But as any good blogger I turn yet again to Wikipedia for the quick all around definition of the word.
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup warm milk
- In a small bowl, soften yeast in water for about 10 minutes. Stir well. In a 2 quart glass, plastic, or ceramic container combine flour, and sugar. Mix thoroughly or flour will lump when milk is added. Slowly stir in milk and dissolved yeast mixture. Cover loosely and let stand at room temperature until bubbly. Consider this day 1 of the 10 day cycle.
- On days 2 through 4 stir with a spoon.
- Day 5 stir and add 1 cup sifted flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk and stir.
- Days 6 thru 9 stir only.
- Day 10 stir and add 1 cup sifted flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk and stir.
- Remove 1 cup and make your first bread, and give one cup to a friend with the recipe. Store the remaining cup in a container in the refrigerator and begin the 10 day process over again. You can also freeze this in 1 cup for later use. Frozen starter take a least 3 hours at room temperature before using.
*** Jana shout girl thanks so much for the idea this one is for you!!!**