Deb's Sourdough Starter

deb baldwin


My bread section has mostly sourdough this or sourdough that.
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.


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  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast ( 2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1/2 c
    warm water (110*)
  • 2 c
    warm water
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp

  • 3/4 c
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Deb's Sourdough Starter


  1. Soften yeast in 1/2 cup warm water.
    Let bubble
    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.
  2. Cover and refrigerate till ready to use.

    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)

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About Deb's Sourdough Starter

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #sourdough, #starter

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