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Sourdough starter

Sourdough Starter Recipe Recap

Easy sourdough starter recipe (with gluten free version) for amazing results!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 7 d
Total Time 7 d
Course Baking Ingredient
Cuisine American
Servings 2 breads
Calories 230 kcal

Equipment

  • Kitchen scale
  • Medium size jar
  • Stirring utensil
  • Rubber band
  • Cloth (if not using a lid)

Ingredients
  

  • 50 grams flour of your choice (use gluten free flour for GF starter)
  • 50 grams water tap water is fine
  • 1 tsp sugar (or honey)

Instructions
 

Day 1

  • Place the jar on the scale and press the start button.
  • Add 50 grams flour and 50 grams water. You can adjust the measurements if you accidentally added too much of the either ingredient. (Use gluten free flour for GF starter!)
  • Stir until there are no lumps.
  • Place the lid loosely on the jar, and place the rubber band on the highest level of the mixture.
  • Leave for 24 hours.

Day 2

  • Add 50 grams of flour and 50 grams of water to the mixture.
  • Stir until there are no lumps.
  • Leave for another 24 hours.

Day 3

  • Discard about a half of your starter.
  • Add 50 grams of water and 50 grams of flour to the jar.
  • Stir until there are no lumps and leave for another 24 hours.

Day 4

  • Feed your starter with the regular 50g/50g water and flour, but do not discard anything.
  • Feed your starter twice today - once in the morning and once in the evening. Do not discard.

Days 5&6

  • Discard about a half of the starter in the morning.
  • Feed your starter with the regular 50g/50g water and flour.
  • Repeat the discarding and feeding process in the evening.

Day 7

  • Do the regular discarding and feeding twice a day.
  • About 4 hours after feeding perform a float test - place a little bit of the starter into a cup with water. If the starter floats then it is ready for bread making.

Day 8 and on

  • Continue discarding and feeding process twice a day from now on. You can store your starter in the fridge, in that case you only need to feed it once a week.

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