Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Starter Recipe

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Sourdough Starter Recipe

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It is an easy sourdough starter recipe and only takes a few days to get the perfect results for a sourdough starter. This sourdough starter recipe is all you need for a homemade sourdough bread recipe.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 1


Calories: 228
Carbs: 36g
Fat: 0.1g
Protein: 2g

Cooking Times

15 min
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  1. Preparing the Sourdough Starter In a large glass jar, combine ½ cup whole wheat flour and 9 ml water. Mix well into a thick and sticky dough and cover with plastic wrap. Allow resting for 24 hours in a warm spot
  2. Look for Bubbles On the next day, or after 24 hours, check for bubbles. Firedough starters usually form bubbles after 4 to 12 hours, but by now most bubbles would have disappeared. If you see bubbles, it is time to feed the sourdough starter, if not, let it rest for another 24 hours
  3. Feed the Sourdough Starter Discard about half the sourdough starter from the jar. Feed the starter with ½ cup all-purpose flour and 75 ml water
  4. Mix well into a thick texture. Cover and allow to rest for another 24 hours. Over the next three days, continue the sourdough feeding process. When the yeast begins to develop, the sourdough starter will rise and bubbles will form on the surface, meaning it is time for feeding. You can place a rubber band around the glass jar, at the surface, to measure the growth as the sourdough starter is rising
  5. Completed Sourdough Starter You should see many bubbles of varying size on the surface of the sourdough starter, and it should have grown into double the original size. The texture should also be fluffy and smell almost like booze. Test by dropping a bit of the fluffy starter in a glass of water. If it floats to the top, the sourdough starter is ready to use. If not, continue the feeding and resting for another day, and test again.

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