Starter Sourdough Starter by Joy

posted by Joy 04-23-100 3:43 PM

Sourdough Starter

Step 1:
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/8 tsp. yeast

Combine and mix until smooth. Cover loosely with a cloth and let stand until bubbly and fermented. Should be left to rise overnight.

Step 2:
1/2 cup warm water
1 1/4 cups unbleached flour
All of the starter
1/4 cup rye flour for sprinkling

Combine water, white flour and starter. Mix until smooth. Wipe down side of bowl. Sprinkle rye flour over entire surface. Let stand, covered, until doubled in size and flour topping is cracked with wide fissures showing. May take 4-8 hours.

Step 3:
1/2 cup warm water
1 1/4 cup unbleached flour

Add water and 1 cup flour to step 2. Scrape down sides of bowl. Cover with remaining 1/4 cup flour and let rise as before.

Step 4:
1/2 cup warm water
1 cup unbleached flour

Add flour and water to step 3. Mix until smooth. When it is ready to be used, set aside a small amount to be used as starter for next batch.

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