*Keep at room temperature Use a glass container. Do not use a metal spoon (use a wooden one) Do not refrigerate. Use only plain all-purpose flour.
Day 1 The day you get your starter*, do nothing
Day 2 Stir with a wooden spoon
Day 3 Stir with a wooden spoon
Day 4 Stir with a wooden spoon
Day 5 Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk and stir
Day 6 Stir with a wooden spoon
Day 7 Stir with a wooden spoon
Day 8 Stir with a wooden spoon
Day 9 Stir with a wooden spoon
Day 10 Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk and stir.
Get three glass containers and put one cup of mixture in each container. Give a copy of these instructions and a cup of starter to 3 friends. To remaining batch add 2/3 cup vegetable oil, 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Pour into 2 well-greased and sugared loaf pans, or 1 bundt pan. Top with anything you like such as, sliced apples, dried or candied fruit, nuts, coconut, etc. or leave plain. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes.
(Check after 30 minutes.) Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.
* To make your own Starter, click HERE
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