Deb's Sourdough Starter
I do like my sourdough pancakes, bread, biscuits, rolls, you name it, so I will start with the starter.
The starter will smell kinda like a yeasty-stale beer.
Always use ceramic, glass, or crocks to mix and store sourdough in.
Do not use metal spoons or bowls.
Do not put anything in your starter but flour, water, and sometimes sugar.
Add 2 cups of warm water, flour, and sugar.
Beat until smooth.
Cover with cheesecloth and let stand at room temperature 5 to 10 days. stirring 2 to 3 times a day. (time required to ferment depends on room temperature.) I use a wooden spoon.
If room is warm, let stand a shorter time.
TO KEEP STARTER GOING:
After using some starter,add 3/4 c water, 3/4 c flour, and 1 tsp sugar.
Let stand at room temperature until bubbly (1 day)
IF NOT USED IN 10 DAYS: Add 1 tsp sugar (every 10 days)