NOTE: Do not refrigerate the starter. It is normal for the batter to rise and ferment. If air gets into the bag, let it out.
Day 1: Do nothing.
Day 2: Mash the bag.
Day 3: Mash the bag.
Day 4: Mash the bag.
Day 5: Mash the bag.
Day 6: ADD to the bag: 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk. Mash the bag.
Day 7: Mash the bag.
Day 8: Mash the bag.
Day 9: Mash the bag.
Day 10: Follow the directions below:
1. Pour the entire bag into a nonmetal bowl.
2. Add 1½ cup flour, 1½ cup sugar, 1½ cup milk.
3. Reserve 1 cup of starter in the bowl if you plan to bake today.
4. Divide the remaining batter into 1-gallon Ziploc bags with 1 cup per bag. Your starter may yield 4 to 7 cups depending on how active your starter has been.
Give the bags to friends along with a copy of the recipe and several slices of the bread.
Label your Ziploc bag with the date, making your Day 10 their Day 1. If you can’t give it to them on Day 1, be sure to tell them which day it is when you present it to them.