How to: Make a Starter
A sourdough starter is made from just flour, water and time. By fermenting your wheat flour, the phylic acid is broken down and as your starter ferments it productes wild yeasts, bacterias and Co2. This makes it easier to digest and adds that distinctve sour flavour! Use your starter to make sourdough, or add to pancakes, muffins and dosas.
- ¾ cup flour
- ½ cup warm water
In a large bowl mix flour and water to thoroughly combine. Cover with a cloth and leave for 12- 24 hours.
After this time, feed your starter with another ¾ cup flour and ½ cup water, mix to combine. Repeat this process for 5 days. Once your starter is bubbly it is ready for baking.
When making bread, you use half your starter and keep feeding the remaining every 24-48 hours.
For more information on how to use and maintain your starter, check out our Your Daily Bread workshop