Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Grandma Nancy's Cookbook

Easy Sourdough Starter

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servings

5 mins

active time

10 minutes

total time

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 package active dry yeast

2 cups warm water

Directions

1. In a glass or ceramic bowl, combine together the flour and the yeast using a wooden spoon.**

2. Pour the warm water over the flour and mix well.

3. Loosely cover the bowl with wax paper or plastic wrap.

4. Place the bowl in a warm place. (I like to put it in the oven and leave the oven light on.)

5. Allow the sourdough to ferment and bubble for 48 hours, stirring two or three times throughout the two days.

6. After 48 hours, use some of the sourdough in your favorite recipe and store the remainder in a closed glass or ceramic container in the refrigerator.

7. To replenish the sourdough, simply add 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of warm water to at least 1/2 a cup of the starter.

8. After the sourdough is refrigerated and you are ready to bake again, remove the starter from the refrigerator 24 hours before you are ready to bake so it can activate again.

Notes

** Do not use any metal spoons or bowls when you make sourdough.

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servings

5 mins

active time

10 minutes

total time
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