Sour Dough Starter

Sour Dough Starter

So, I’ve been having a hankering to make some Sour Dough Bread. I had made a starter (the one found in my cookbook) that worked out really well – but then I totally didn’t feed it for a couple of months and I think it died! So, off I went looking for another recipe for starter. I did some research, received a few recipes from friends, and did more research. Apparently, the “real” Sour Dough contains NO YEAST, unlike many starters that have a booster of yeast to get it going. Real sour dough creates its own leaven over time and is more like what bread was like in the olden days. I did research on several websites and found this basic Sour Dough Starter recipe:

1 cup flour
1 cup warm water

Mix together in a glass jar or similar container. Place in warm area.

Feed starter daily by pouring half of the mixture off and adding:

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup warm water

Stir and keep in warm place. Feed each day for approximately a week, or until mixture creates bubbles on top. That’s when your starter is ready. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Recipe for bread to come next week!