Tried and True Easy Sourdough Starter

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Search no more!  Finally an easy and successful sourdough starter.  Believes me I tried several times to no avail.  I regretted wasting my flour and yeast and money buying grapes pineapple juice and so forth.  This was my last intent, I had not done it because it seemed too easy.  I have this one going on for about seven months and it is still live and healthy.  It also survived about two months of hibernation while we moved and while our baby was born.  I use it about once a week.  So it will sit in the refrigerator for most of the time, unless I have some spear time to make muffins or chocolate chip cookies, yum!

You will need:

Rye flour

Water

Directions:

Mix 1-2 cups of  freshly ground flour with the same amount of water.  Cover with a kitchen towel and set it in a warm place.  This will allow it to catch the natural yeast around your kitchen.  The next day mix one cup of flour with one cup of water.  Do the same for the next  seven days.  After a few days, the starter will start to bubble and smell like beer.  This is a good sign.  After 7 days, it is ready to use.

Starter Maintenance :

1. Always use plastic or wooden spoon to mix.  Use a plastic, glass or ceramic container as metal does not do well with the starter.

2. Feed your starter daily with equal amounts of flour and water.  Always mix in less than the amount of starter you begin with..

3. If not using it, you can store in the refrigerator tightly covered for about 6 months.

4.  When you are ready to use it again, take it out of the refrigerator, feed it and let it sit in a warm place for 6-12 hours before using.  You will know it is ready when it is bubbly.

Why Sourdough?

Soaking flour with starter will disarm the phytates contained in most grains.   I  even put a tablespoon of starter when I soak brown rice.

What are some of your favorite sourdough recipes?

 

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Francesca Erazo has a passion to see her generations being strong in the Lord. Homesteading has provided an opportunity to grow in many areas of life for the whole family.
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