Easy Sourdough Starter
Looking for an easy sourdough starter recipe? I'm showing you how to make a wile yeast starter at home that you can use in bread, pastries, buns, focaccia, donuts and more. If you can't find yeast or are looking for a more natural, easy to digest alternative the natural yeast in sourdough starter can be used in place of instant yeast in most yeast leavened baked goods. The best part is, it's easy to make at home. It only takes 5 days and about 2 minutes a day of work plus, all you need is regular all purpose flour and water.
- Day 1In a glass jar with loose fitting lid stir together 50 g water and 50 g flour until smooth. Cover loosely and set aside at room temperature for 24 hours.
- Day 2Stir in an additional 50 g water and 50 g flour to the starter. Cover loosely and set aside again for another 24 hours.
- Day 3Stir in an additional 50 g water and 50 g flour to the starter. Cover loosely and set aside again for another 24 hours.
- Day 4Stir in an additional 50 g water and 50 g flour to the starter. Cover loosely and set aside for 24 hours.
- Day 5Your starter should be ready to bake with. It should have doubled in size, smell sour and be filled with lots of bubbles. If it hasn’t, continue with the feedings for another day or two.
- MaintainTo keep and maintain your starter all you have to do to maintain it is to mix the same amount in weight of starter, water and flour. So, for example I used 50 grams of starter (you can use or discard the remaining starter), 50 water and 50 flour but you can do 100 g of each or 75 grams or 382 grams of each, you get the point. Feed it every 24 hours if you’re keeping it at room temperature and every 4/5 days if you keep it in the fridge.