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Video: Sourdough Starter

See how to make sourdough starter for your homemade baked goods.

 
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In this video, you’ll see how easy it is to make your own sourdough starter. Bake sourdough breads, cakes, pancakes, and other baked goods. This is crazy simple! Just mix a few ingredients in a glass container, let it ferment, and then store it in the refrigerator. You can use your sourdough starter to make Sourdough Chocolate Cake and the Sourdough Buckwheat Pancakes. In the video, you’ll also see how to replenish the starter you use; you can keep your starter indefinitely! Watch the video, then get the 5-star recipe for Sourdough Starter. Like fine wine, your sourdough starter will improve with age! See bread videos >>

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donna78238 
Jan. 16, 2014 12:29 pm
Do I need to purchase a special type of flour, or can I use the regular bread flour that I have?
 
Lorena 
Jan. 1, 2014 9:48 am
I have my original starter II received from my sister approx. 35 years ago. When I use some of the starter, and feed it, I use a plastic zip lock bag. Leave it on the counter, squish it daily, and use as needed. I have saved 1 cup several times (35 years), and freeze it in either a plastic bag or regular freezer container. When you take it out of the freezer, that's Day 1 to start feeding. DON'T EVER, EVER ,EVER USE METAL!!!! Glass bowl, jar or plastic. I used mine for making Friendship Bread, cakes, muffins.
 
Seaniz 
Dec. 17, 2013 11:39 pm
Never use active dry yeast or fresh yeast or brewers yeast. Don't put anything in your starter except water and freshly ground organic flour. The yeast and bacteria that you are cultivating are already present in organic whole grain flours you just need to give them 5 to 12 days to become active and populate well enough to raise a loaf. I use wooden spoons and chopsticks all of the time and my starter was started from scratch 14 months ago. Required ingredients: Organic rye flour Organic whole wheat flour Water Time Care
 
Ssmith94015 
Jan. 3, 2013 6:57 pm
NEVER NEVER NEVER stir the starter with a wooden spoon!!!! A professional baker friend warned me about this. Wood, no matter how well you wash, hold bacteria and will spoil the starter. I lost my gradmother's starter this way. Use a clean metal utensil to stir.
 
Miss Annie 
Dec. 3, 2012 9:32 am
What size jar should I use?
 
mikcar525 
Nov. 27, 2012 6:06 pm
This recipe works great! I used a coffee filter for the cover while it fermented.
 
 
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