Basic sourdough starter

    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.

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    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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