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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sourdough Starter

As requested; here is the recipe for the sourdough starter. It's pretty easy. This is verbatim from the book, however, I usually just use all purpose flour and tap water and it seems to work as well.

Sourdough Starter

1) In a large bowl combine 1 ½ cups bread flour, ½ cup rye flour, ½ package active dry yeast and 2 cups bottled spring water. Cover the bowl with a cloth and let sit at room temperature for 3 days. The mixture will bubble, smell slightly sour, darken slightly and collect a watery liquid on top.
2) On the fourth day, stir in ½ cup flour and ½ cup water; repeat on the 5th day. Use starter in bread dough or refrigerate in a sealed container.
3) For longer storage, once a week remove 1 cup starter; replace with ½ cup flour and ½ cup water.


CreativeMish said...

Thanks for posting this! My family will love it!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those look great! I've only made white and french bread...I would love to try this :)