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Old 05-29-2011, 10:24 AM
 
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I forgot about mine for a couple months and it looked all brown and cracking, when I took it out of the frig. The instructions say, if it looks real sick to add some vinegar and then warm milk and sugar and put in a warm place to let it bubble. I did that and put it on a heating pad over night (just warm), but it didn't bubble much. I am wondering if it is dead.
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:40 AM
 
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Sounds like it's dead. I'd start over with a new one.

When forgotten about, they look pretty gross, and worry a little about using it when it gets all black and discusting.

Might not be the only thing that ends up dead .. kidding.
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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You might make it 2-3 weeks without feeding, but beyond that is pushing it. I'd suggest starting over.
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:05 PM
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I had one of these starter breads several years ago that you fed instant mashed potatoes, sugar and warm water. I let it die due to lack of time to do anything with it. I think it was called Amish friendship bread or Herman bread. Does anyone know the original recipe?

msta999 sounds like it may be beyond reviving but maybe someone will give you another start or the recipe to get it going again.
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:15 PM
 
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Here's some info for Amish friendshop or Herman Bread ..

Anyone had sourdough (or mashed-potato) cinnamon rolls? [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community

maybe this one?

Starter (first time)
1 pkg. dry yeast
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
3 T instant mashed potato flakes

Mix set aside on cabinet for half a day. It will be foamy.

Add
1/2 cup sugar
3 T. instant potato flakes
1 c. water

Mix. Let it get foamy. You will use 1 cup for the bread. Store in the fridge and feed it every 2-3 days. (My aunt makes the starter and the bread in the same day sometimes)

Dough
1/3 sugar
1 t. salt
1 1/2 cup warm water
1 cup starter
1/2 cup oil
3 1/2-4 cups bread flour

(ok. That's all the directions I have. At this point. Mix the above directions like you would bread dough. Let rise. Punch down. Form into rolls, loaves, cinnamon rolls, whatever. Let rise again. Bake
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:50 PM
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Stone-ground...........thank you so much!!!! This recipe looks like the one I had years ago
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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My pleasure

If you check out the site, there's another one using the potatos also.

I've never used potato flakes or instant potatos, but cooked, mashed potatos mixed in with your normal way of making bread, gives it nice texture and substance, pancakes also.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:54 PM
 
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Thanks everyone, for some reason I never got a notice that anyone responded.

got another one going, been going for a few weeks now.
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