- 1 cup Whole wheat flouror whole rye flour
- ½ cup Watercool
To feed the Sourdough Starter Daily
- ½ cup All-purpose flourunbleached
- ½ cup Watercool if your house is warm or lukewarm water if your house is cool
Every time I log on to Instagram these days, it seems that Sourdough Starter is the one thing that everyone is making. I wanted to share my recipe if the mood takes you! I made a sourdough starter a few years ago and I’ve managed to keep it alive and fed ever since using the method I describe below!
It’s a super simple process, but it requires some diligence to keep it going. You could try setting an alarm if you’re worried you’ll forget to feed it! Start by mixing flour and water together in a jar and leave to rest at room temperature. Get into the habit of discarding and feeding daily. You won’t notice much change on day 2, but by the third day, you’ll probably see some activity like bubbling. A tangy, fruity aroma will start to develop and you should notice some evidence of expansion. Continue following the steps below until you are ready to start using the starter. Enjoy!
To make the Sourdough Starter, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Sourdough Starter
Combine the ingredients
Leave at room temperature
Day 2: Discard half
Add flour and water
Leave at room temperature
Day 3: increase to two feedings
Day 4 & 5: repeat
Check the starter
The starter should have doubled in volume by the end of the 5th day. It should have lots of bubbles and there may be some little cracks on the surface, filled with smaller bubbles. The starter will have a tangy aroma. If your starter hasn't doubled in size and doesn’t have many bubbles, continue discarding and feeding every 12 hours for as long as it takes to create a risen and bubbly starter.
Feed a final time
I came from the beginner guide for bread and now I see this there's literally a bunch of things that can be made from sourdough i'm shook.
Cookme you are so unique and so is your staff i'm obsessed with all of Lillys recipes.
Going to make sooo much stuff with this thanks again for the great recipe.
This takes a reallly long time to make so I think I'll stick with just buying bread after i try it once :(
Sourdough starter? More sourdough that will change the way you eat forever!
Wow easy peezy lemon squeezy gonna have a lot of fun with this.
Can't wait to get started on the crackers and the bread after i finish this.
If anyone has a bread machine i'd say go for that instead of waiting on this and then making the bread in the oven.
Trying to convince my friends to go vegan so i'm going to make this and then show them all the bomb stuff you can do with it haha.
Vegan and simple AND affordable its like everything i need in one.
Well done! Verified! Thanks for sharing recipe!
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