I thought, or really, only the Amish know how to rot crap on their counter? I seem to be pretty darn good at rotting stuff. I seem to recall making even making cheese in my old mini van with a sippy cup, a bumpy road, and a warm day. Besides, I have made starter for Amish Friendship Bread, and I'm pretty sure I use 'tricity, vaccines and the dreaded buttons. I like buttons.
So, I checked the Amish Bread Story at my favorite source...WIKI! Here's what it says:
The first time "Amish Friendship Bread" was discussed on Usenet was in a posting on February 5, 1990. It was an experiment by Girl Scout Troop 15, c/o Emilie Manning in Oswego, NY and was posted by Patrick Salsbury.
The results yielding from a traditional Amish Friendship Bread recipe is a sweet quickbread with a taste and crumb very similar to a cake. The starter, however, may be used to make lots of different types of bread.
Since I lost the original directions to my starter, and I was all angry about the "don't get rid of your starter only the Amish know the secret" anyway, I found a more fitting set of instructions at Decapitating Shadows...
Day one: This is the day you receive your starter. Do nothing.
Day two: Mush the bag.
Day three: Mush the bag.
Day four: Mush the bag.
Day five: Add one cup each of flour, sugar, milk. Mush the bag.
Day six: Mush the bag. Begin to wonder if all this stuff festering on your counter is really hygienic......
You have to check out the rest of the instruction. They are hysterical. Go now to Decapitating Shadows. I'm going to ask for permission to copy those instructions to include with my starters when I force them upon you...