Sourdough Starter

Total Time
240hrs
Prep
240 hrs
Cook
0 mins

Here is an excellent Sourdough Starter that you can use to add rich flavor to bread and rolls. This starter takes time to mature, but the taste is well worth the wait. Nothing beats the tang and chewy texture of sourdough bread, especially when it comes straight out of your own oven. From its firm crust to its soft interior, this bread is in a class of its own.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. DAY 1 Dissolve sugar in 1/2 cup of the warm water in large glass bowl.
  2. DO NOT USE METAL BOWL.
  3. Sprinkle yeast into water; let stand 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in remaining 1-1/2 cups water and 2 cups flour.
  5. Beat until smooth.
  6. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and leave overnight at room temperature.
  7. DAY 2 Add Day 2 ingredients 1 cup white bread flour, 1 cup milk and 1/2c. sugar to Sourdough mixture in bowl.
  8. Beat until smooth.
  9. Cover loosely with plastic wrap.
  10. Refrigerate.
  11. DAY 3 Stir until smooth.
  12. Refrigerate.
  13. DAY 4 Repeat Day 3.
  14. DAY 5 Repeat Day 2.
  15. DAY 6-10 Stir well once a day.
  16. Your sourdough starter should have grown to at least 4 cups, and should be the consistency of thin pancake batter.
  17. If it is thicker, add lukewarm water until the desired consistency is achieved before using it in a recipe.
  18. Give 1 cup away to a friend.
  19. Use the rest for your own baking.
  20. When your Sourdough is down to 1 cup OR once every 10 days, feed it as on Day 2 and let it grow again.
  21. You can freeze Sourdough mixture for up to 3 months.
  22. Before using, thaw slowly in refrigerator for 24 hours.
  23. Feed it as on day 2 and leave at room temperature overnight before using.