Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Make Your own Sourdough Bread Starter

1 T yeast dissolved in 1/2 c. warm water
2 c. warm water (water from boiling potatoes works particularly well)
2 c. flour
1 T sugar/honey

mix until smooth.

cover bowl with cheese cloth and let stand for 1-2 weeks, stirring together twice a day (it will be frothy and have a yeasty smell.

it may be stored in the fridge, cover with cheesecloth, to not cover tightly!

to use, leave out for a few hours to bring to room temperature.

each time you use it, replenish by adding 3/4 c. flour, 3/4 c. water, and 1 tsp. sugar/honey. Let stand out at least one day or until bubbly.

If you keep it for long term in the fridge without replenishing, add 1 tsp. sugar/honey every week or so to keep it going.
Start yours today and it will be ready when I post my recipe! Locals, let me know if you need some starter :)

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