Basic sourdough starter

Basic sourdough starter


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About this recipe: An easy sourdough bread starter which you will need to make several days in advance to ensure good fermentation and flavour. Use this sourdough starter for Basic sourdough bread.


Makes: 400 g sourdough starter

  • 1 (7g) packet active dry yeast
  • 475ml warm water
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 pinch caster sugar

Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

  1. In a glass bowl, mix together the dry yeast, warm water and plain flour and cover loosely.
  2. Place on a baking tray and leave in a warm place to ferment for 7 days. You will need to feed the starter once a day for the 7 days with 40g plain flour, 40ml warm water and 1 pinch of sugar.
  3. When mixture is bubbly and has a pleasant sour smell, it is ready to use. Keep in the fridge, covered until ready to bake.

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