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Yeast and Sourdough Starter
 

Simple Sourdough Starter

Two Sisters Bakery, Homer Alaska


If you want to create a starter from scratch, all you need is some warm water, flour and wild yeast. We get ours off of cabbage leaves.

Take a large leaf and wash it off in 1 cup of warm water (really get in there with clean hands and rub the white film off the leaf) mix in 8 oz (a scant 2 cups) of flour, beat well and let sit covered on your counter, 12 hours.

Feed again equal weights of flour and water and let sit again 12 hours. You should have a bubbly happy little mess on your hands. if not try feeding it and letting it sit one more night. There are a couple of key points to remember: All utensils, anything that touches your starter must be clean! Starter loves routine, so once your used to using it the same way on a regular basis is when it will be happiest. To keep if you use everyday, it can sit on the counter in a container. Feed and use the starter and clean out container when the sides get yucky. To use weekly from the refrigerator, pull from fridge and let come to room temp. Feed and let activate (8-10 hours) and use, keep a little out (about a cup) and give it a small amount of water and flour, return it to the fridge to chill for the week.

See Also:  make a flavorful, slightly dense baguette:

http://twosisterstherecipes.blogspot.com/2009/07/starting-from-scratch.html

 

If you are interested in a Gluten-Free option try this link: http://www.gfdoctorrecipes.com/gluten-free-sourdough-bread-starter-recipe-if-you-dare/

You can still use the method described by the Two Sisters.

 
 
 
North Adams Chiropractor | Yeast and Sourdough Starter. Dr. Francine Lajoie is a North Adams Chiropractor.