From the page: "Friendship Bread Starter (Amish)
This is the Amish Friendship Bread Starter Recipe. Use this if you don't have a starter. Once you mix it that is consider Day 1, which is what you get when someone gives you the starter. ONLY use plastic or wooden utensils and only glass or plastic containers. Ziplock bags are great to use. Do NOT use metal. The metal will react to your starter and discolor it.
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110°F)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup milk
1. Use a measuring to dissolve the yeast in warm water for about 10 minutes. Stir well. After 5 minutes if you are not getting a lot of reaction, sprinkle in 1 tsp sugar. This will do the trick!
2. Use a medium glass or plastic bowl to combine 1 cup flour and 1 cup sugar. Mix thoroughly or your milk will cause it to get lumpy.
3. Slowly stir in milk and then the yeast mixture. Loosely cover the mixture with a lid or plastic wrap. You can dump it all in a ziplock bag at this time, too. This is Day 1 of the starter cycle, or the day you receive the starter.
Follow the below daily schedule:
Day 1 - receive the starter (the recipe for the starter is above)
Day 2 - stir
Day 3 - stir
Day 4 - stir
Day 5 - stir
Day 6 - Add 1 cup each of flour, sugar and milk
Day 7 - stir
Day 8 - stir
Day 9 - stir
Day 10 - Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Divide into 4 containers, with 1 cup each for three of your friends and 1 cup for your own loaves. Give friends the instructions for Day 1 through Day 10 and a recipe for baking the bread. I will share some of these recipes soon!"