Alaska Sourest Dough (Starter)

"This was posted on another site by "Vicki" .If you let it go it will be sour!"
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Ready In:
72hrs 5mins
1 starter recipe




  • Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water.
  • Add sugar, vinegar, salt, flour.
  • Add remaining water until a creamy batter is formed.
  • Place in a glass bowl, cover and let sit until it starts to ferment.
  • About 3 days.
  • It will take on a powerful boozy smell.
  • Stir again until creamy and measure out what is called for in the recipe.
  • Replenish starter with equal amounts of flour and water.
  • Store in the fridge and bring to room temp before using.
  • It says to allow to ferment for one week between uses but I don't.
  • I do let it sit out overnight after I feed it.
  • This starter took about 1 1/2 months to become really sour.

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  1. Sudie
    This was my maiden voyage with sourdough bread and it came out even better than I hoped. I began the starter on Saturday morning, baked the bread Tuesday night. The flavor was great! I fed the starter again, and am looking forward to making it again soon!
  2. Abby Girl
    I have made this starter for years but have finally got around to rating it! I usually get my sourdough starter working when we have company visiting. It makes wonderful biscuits and pancakes. My sister had a B & B in Ontario and I plan on taking her some. Wonderful to share!!!
  3. nxander
    After successfully using this for a couple of weeks, suddenly my last two doughs are not rising. Can anyone help?
  4. lotusland
    My hubby is making is a marvelous recipe! Thanks for posting it!
  5. Michelle M.
    This was awsome!! I am from California and was missing San Francisco Sourdough, North Carolina just can't get it!!! I have used this 2 times so far, and it has been great. I used it with cornbread (recipe #6673) and the classic San Francisco Sourdough Bread (recipe # 154142). I can't wait until my starter developes even more flavor, as it is only 5 days old.



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