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Old 05-07-2021, 09:50 PM   #1
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Amish Friendship Bread Starter vs Sourdough Starter -- have you tried both?

Hi,

I make sourdough starter one of two ways: water and flour in a jar, feeding it everyday for about a week or flour, water, and a pinch of yeast and feeding it for the week.

I'm interested in Amish Friendship Bread and looking online I've seen several different versions all of which use a full packet of yeast from the start. Since the starter is kept for years and years, I'm wondering what the flavor is like when compared to a usual sourdough starter.

Does anyone here have any experience with AFB? Any thoughts on the results?

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Old 05-08-2021, 09:12 AM   #2
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I've made both. Although they both start with a similar starter, they are not the same. Friendship is more like a sweet quick bread, with none of the tang from traditional sourdough. It's almost like coffee cake. I certainly wouldn't make a sandwich from it.
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