Sourdough Starter - Jen's Kitchen

Sourdough Starter

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To make a sourdough bread you need a starter- your own wild, natural yeast. Exciting isn’t it?? Truly unique to you and your environment.

When making your first batch of sourdough starter at home, it’s important to use good quality ingredientsThis is the biggest secret to success.

Bleached flour may kill the naturally present yeast and other beneficial bacteria. If it doesn’t, the chemical inhibits the growth of wild yeasts that may be introduced through other means (such as through the air or your hands.). For this reason, it is best to use organic unbleached strong white flour.

You can grow one from one given to you, many bakers would be delighted to give you some of theirs. But this is in case you don’t have access to any one elses

  • 100g strong white flour, preferably organic
  • 100g water

Step 1

Day1

Take a container large enough to take at least 2 litres volume of starter.

Add the flour and water, mix well using a wooden spoon. Mark the level with a piece of tape if you wish to measure the activity.

Cover, refrigerate.


Step 2

Day2

Add a further 100g of flour and 100g of water. Mix well with a wooden spoon, recover and refrigerate.


Step 3

Day3 to Day7

Repeat instructions for Day2.

If you feel you are running out of room, simply remove some of the starter and make some pancakes

Sourdough Pancakes


Step 1

Day1

Take a container large enough to take at least 2 litres volume of starter.

Add the flour and water, mix well using a wooden spoon. Mark the level with a piece of tape if you wish to measure the activity.

Cover, refrigerate.

Step 2

Day2

Add a further 100g of flour and 100g of water. Mix well with a wooden spoon, recover and refrigerate.

Step 3

Day3 to Day7

Repeat instructions for Day2.

If you feel you are running out of room, simply remove some of the starter and make some pancakes

Sourdough Pancakes

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