How to make it

  • Sourdough Starter.
  • In a large glass or plastic pitcher, with a strainer in lid or a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
  • Beat with a wooden or plastic spoon. - Fermentation will dissolve small lumps.
  • Place lid on pitcher & turn the strainer to the spout or cover the bowl with a cloth.
  • Set in a warm place & let ferment for 2 -3 days.
  • Stir mixture several times each day.
  • Makes 3 - 4 cups.
  • To use.
  • Remove the amount of starter needed for recipe & refrigerate the remaining starter in the pitcher with the lid vented by the strainer or a plastic container that has a vent hole in it.
  • Replenish every 7 - 10 days by stirring in equal amounts of flour & water. After replenishing let stand at room temp. overnight & then return to the fridge.
  • Quick Overnight Starter.
  • Follow the same method as the above starter but let stand in a warm place for 6 hrs or overnight.
  • Starter will ferment, increase in size, then become thin & decrease to it's original size.
  • Continue for use & replenishment as above starter.
  • Makes about 3 1/2 cups
  • For both of these methods, if clear liquid forms on top of starter just stir it back into mixture.
  • Never use metal containers or spoons to prepare starter.
  • If not replenished in 7 - 10 days starter may go bad.
  • If starter turns pink or orange it has gone bad. Discard & start fresh
  • It can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Before using, remove from the freezer & let thaw in the fridge for 24 hrs.
  • Never use anything but flour & water & the occasional teaspoon of yeast to replenish starter.

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    " It was excellent "
    morninlite ate it and said...
    Oh Brianna! Thank you so much for posting this. I've been looking for a good starter.
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  • 22566 8 years ago
    Thank-you for this very nice two-fold sourdough starter recipe.

    Wishing you a wonderful week-end.

    Kind Regards

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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    good post..five forks
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    " It was excellent "
    pleclare ate it and said...
    This is great. Didn't know how to do starter!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgourmand ate it and said...
    The regular one is the one I use. The quick one isn't really sour enough. A lot of people don't know how to do this so thanks for the 5 post.
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    " It was excellent "
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