Sourdough bread starter

Sourdough bread starter


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About this recipe: The best starter for sourdough bread is a natural one. Good quality flour, clean water and fresh air is all you need to get started. It may take a little time to grow, but if you feed your starter - you will be rewarded with an endless supply of natural yeast!


Makes: 500 g starter

  • 250g organic plain flour
  • 475ml filtered water or still bottled water

Prep:10min  ›  Extra time:3days rising  ›  Ready in:3days10min 

  1. Combine flour and water in a medium bowl; stir well. Cover loosely with a cloth and let it sit on your kitchen counter for 2 to 3 days, or until bubbly.
  2. To use and feed your starter; take out the amount needed for your recipe and then replace that amount with equal parts flour and filtered water. If you keep your starter at room temperature it should be fed every other day, and if refrigerated, fed weekly. If you accumulate more starter than you need and have no one to give it to - simply pour some of it down the sink before feeding it again.

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