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    Grandma's Sourdough Starter

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    120 hrs

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    Steven's Dad's Note:

    This is a recipe from an old cookbook. I only have a few pages left so I can't say what the cookbook was called or where it came from. I found the pages glued to cardstock in the pages of a binder which belonged to my grandmother. I made this starter for the first time a year ago and have kept it going. It makes a wonderful loaf of bread, tastes like REAL sourdough to me. It has beer in it ( the brand with rocky mountain water in it) and I had never seen this in a starter before. The bread made takes a nice flavor from the beer which I have not experienced in other starters. I hope everyone likes it as much as I do ! I will also be posting the bread recipe. ENJOY!!!!!!

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    1. 1
      Soften yeast in warm water.
    2. 2
      Stir in flour, beer and sugar.
    3. 3
      Beat until smooth. ***Do not use metal utensils or bowls!***
    4. 4
      Place in a wide-mouth jar.
    5. 5
      Cover loosely with cheesecloth; let stand at room temperature 5 to 10 days, stirring 2 to 3 times a day. Mixture will foam and bubble. Time required to ferment depends on room temperature; If room is warm, let stand a shorter time than if room is cool.
    6. 6
      Cover loosely and refrigerate til ready to use.
    7. 7
      To keep starter going: For each 1 cup of starter used, add 3/4 cup water, 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, and 1 teaspoon sugar to remainder.
    8. 8
      Let stand at room temperature till bubbly, at least a day.
    9. 9
      Cover loosely and refrigerate for later use.
    10. 10
      If not used within 10 days, add 1 teaspoon sugar.
    11. 11
      Repeat adding sugar every 10 days.

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    Nutritional Facts for Grandma's Sourdough Starter

    Serving Size: 1 (892 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 406.0
    Calories from Fat 12
    Total Fat 1.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 14.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 76.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
    Sugars 4.4 g
    Protein 13.7 g

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