|My healthy and active 2 year old Sourdough Starter|
How to make a Sourdough Starter
Step by Step pictures
Sourdough bread is very popular.
Sourdough baking can be a lot of trial and error.
How to Make a Sourdough Starter
There are only three things that you will need to grow your own sourdough starter
|Day 2 First thing in the morning day two.|
|This is about 2 hours after the first feeding on the 2nd day. See the bubbles forming. Already this starter is a living breathing starter.|
|Sourdough starter: 6 hours after the first feeding on the 2nd day. See how large the bubbles are now?|
On the third day continue to feed it through out the day. If you plan to bake with your sourdough starter right away increase the amount of flour per feeding so you will have about 2 cups of starter.
Feed it 1/4 or 1/3 cup of flour and the same amount of water so you have a good amount of sourdough. Most sourdough recipes call for 1 – 2 cups of starter. You want to have some starter left over.
After using the amount for your recipe feed the remaining starter 1/2 cup of flour and a 1/2 cup of water to start building the amount of starter back up.
You can put it in the refrigerator about an hour after that feeding.